U.S. Airline Employees Brace For Coming Furloughs

United Airlines gate with pilot
United Airlines notified 36,000 front-line workers their jobs are potentially on the chopping block come fall.
Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
A dark cloud hangs over the U.S. airline industry. The sector’s 750,000 employees were granted a respite by the March 31 passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which funded payrolls through Oct. 1 and provided a six-month window during which lawmakers hoped demand...

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