United Airlines Holdings Inc has told staff that it only has work for about 3,000 of its about 25,000 flight attendants in June, sources said, and warned of job losses if demand does not recover by the time government payroll aid expires in the fall.
United is paying flight attendants until Sept. 30 thanks largely to $5 billion the airline is receiving in government payroll aid under the CARES Act, which prohibits any job or pay cuts for employees before October.
United’s flying schedule is down by about 90%. It and other U.S. airlines have slashed the number of flights and are scrambling to reduce a collective $10 billion monthly cash burn.
This is not news, but it again highlights why it was so critical to get Fed $ to keep aviation workers in our jobs, getting a paycheck, & healthcare. TY to @RepPeterDeFazio for putting #WorkersFirst & to @RepJayapal for fighting to get this for all workershttps://t.co/HjVcIluXzN
— Sara Nelson (@FlyingWithSara) May 15, 2020