United Airlines' pilots agree on reduced schedule to avert 2,850 furloughs

Topics United Airlines | Pilots | job cuts

CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Airlines' pilots said on Monday they have voted to accept a deal that would keep all 13,000 of them employed through at least June 2021, averting 2,850 furloughs that were set for Thursday.

Under the agreement, United will spread a drastically reduced flying schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic across its entire pilot base to save jobs and reduce the need for costly and timely training once demand returns. "In addition to avoiding furloughs, this agreement greatly enhances our ability to bounce.....

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