American and United to furlough 32,000 workers
Airlines. Bad news. If you work for American Airlines, they're going a ton. Of layoffs. Unfortunately, you know, I think a lot of companies doing this I'm taking for my airline. I'm making for all the airlines that making sure all the employees on all of us who loved to travel, Retired flight attendant Karen Harper worked for United for 32 years. She's been through a few rounds of furloughs herself, but nothing like this in the early seventies. Fine, great plains with five passengers on it, you know, so that the economic ups and downs over the years has been dramatic. And then, of course, After 9 11. He walked into an airport today. Travel is down 70% from a year ago, and federal stimulus funds that helped airlines through the summer expired today. Although negotiations are ongoing, there's no guarantee the White House or Congress will pass. An extension is forced American and United to furlough 32,000 workers combined. Oh, my God! And those air 32,000 skilled workers. You know these air, not guys picking up trash like this is that these are very skilled technical workers both send letters to team members last night. Explaining the decision, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker wrote. I am extremely sorry we have reached this outcome is not what you all deserve. It is a privilege to advocate on behalf of the hardworking aviation professionals at American and throughout the industry. And you have my assurance that we will continue to do so in the days ahead. United ended its letter saying to our departing 13,000 family members like God, 13,000. I've members of united. Thank you for your dedication, and we look forward to welcoming you back well, some believe airlines should be using private loans to keep employees passengers. We spoke to say it's a tough situation across the board this year is not good for anybody. So everybody's going through it right now. Airlines say they'll reverse the furloughs. If Washington comes to an agreement in the next couple of days, which is why they're urging employees to reach out to their elected officials don't know how good that's going to do.