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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 12:09 PM

"A gut punch:" United Airlines to lay off up to 36,000 U.S. employees in October

Dawn Gilbertson
USA TODAY
12:05PM July 8,2020

United Airlines has been warning employees for months that mass layoffs loom if travel doesn't rebound, and the airline put a grim face on the expected tally Wednesday.

In a memo to employees, the Chicago-based airline said 36,000 employees, or 45% of its frontline workers in the United States and more than a third of its overall workforce of 95,000, face layoffs on or around Oct. 1.The most impacted groups: flight attendants and airport customer service and gate agents, which account for 26,000 of the 36,000.

The airline is calling them involuntary furloughs because most of the affected employees will be eligible to be recalled when travel demand returns under terms of their union contracts.

Airlines are prohibited from laying off workers until Oct. 1 under the payroll protection provisions of the federal CARES Act.


https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2020/07/08/united-airlines-layoff-up-36-000-employees-october-coronavorus-fallout/5396857002/

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Reply "A gut punch:" United Airlines to lay off up to 36,000 U.S. employees in October (Original post)
bronxiteforever Jul 8 OP
Wellstone ruled Jul 8 #1
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bronxiteforever Jul 8 #4
Wellstone ruled Jul 8 #6
Budi Jul 8 #5

Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 12:45 PM

1. Just the start.

Watch for Southwest to dump thousands in the coming weeks. Same for Delta. Australia is in the Process of Fairing their Airbus 380 fleet to Socal and Arziona as we speak. Once those are in place,more Domestic Planes will be brought in for Moth Balling.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 12:52 PM

2. +1 exactly.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 12:54 PM

3. And the folks with the Wiskers

are pulling Early Retirement,which one can not blame them.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 01:07 PM

4. Yes. This economic upheaval is just getting started.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 02:34 PM

6. American Airlines

is asking all Pilots over 60 to take Retirement with a special package giving them something like two years pay at their last pay schedule prior to Covid. BTW,if not enough take the bait,it will be offered to 55 and up as per a Acquaintance who has close to thirty years on 777's which are targeted for retirement. This fellow is going to be 61 next month and he is out of their like right now. Got to use up his Sick Time and Vacation days first.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 01:40 PM

5. But the upside? Cleaner air & far less pollutiing aircraft in the atmosphere

We should all be relieved & cheering this demise of the polluting airlines.
Shouldn't we?

Can't have it both ways, sadly.

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