Sanders: Punish Southwest’s CEO For His “Greed”

Salon reports:

Sen. Bernie Sanders today urged the Transportation Department to ensure Southwest’s chief executive pays a price for mass U.S. flight cancellations that have left passengers and employees stranded around the country, throwing lives into chaos and drawing further attention to the company’s business practices.

Bob Jordan, who has worked for Southwest for decades and became the company’s CEO earlier this year, acknowledged on Tuesday that the airline needs to “upgrade” its outdated scheduling system. Instead of investing more heavily in such critical upgrades, Southwest pumped billions of dollars into stock buybacks.

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