United Airlines to Furlough 14,000 Employees as Federal Aid Expires

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  • United Airlines have warned roughly 14,000 employees that their jobs are at risk when federal aid expires this spring
  • Companies are legally required to inform employees at least two months in advance if they are at risk of being furloughed
  • United recently started recalling thousands of employees they furloughed after the first round of federal aid expired in the fall
  • Congress approved another aid last year for the aviation industry, on the condition that the furloughed workers would be recalled
  • The additional federal aid expires on March 31