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NAACP, 3 ex-workers sue US Airways in Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three fired employees are suing US Airways, alleging the airline operated a racially hostile workplace in Philadelphia and fired black employees without grounds.

The local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People joined the suit filed Tuesday by three black women. They say the airline at Philadelphia International Airport assigned black workers to smaller terminals or flights with more black passengers.

Plaintiff Tiffany Salters of Sicklerville, N.J., also says she lost her management job in customer service in 2007 after being wrongly blamed for a small security breach.

Airline spokesman Morgan Durrant says US Airways is committed to diversity and nondiscrimination and investigates all related complaints.