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Airline furloughs begin as federal pandemic relief expires

30 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

U.S. airlines began furloughing more than 32,000 employees on Thursday after a federal prohibition on job cuts expired.
American Airlines and United Airlines said that they could reverse the furloughs if Congress and the White House quickly agree to provide billions more in taxpayer help to the embattled airline industry.
The White House included $20 billion for airlines in a $1.6 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal, moving closer to House Democrats' $2.2 trillion plan. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the new offer still fell short.
Airlines and their unions are lobbying for money to keep...
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United And American Airlines Tell 32,000 Employees They're Now On Furlough

United And American Airlines Tell 32,000 Employees They're Now On Furlough

30 days ago   |   By NPR

"To our departing 13,000 family members: thank you for your dedication and we look forward to welcoming you back," United told employees, as CARES Act payroll aid was set to expire. (Image credit: Bing Guan/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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