United Airlines pilots avert layoffs, other workers hope for bailout

Topics United Airlines

By Tracy Rucinski CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Airlines' pilots voted on Monday to accept a deal that would avert 2,850 furloughs set for Thursday, while thousands of other U.S. airline employees are hoping Congress will extend federal aid to save their jobs.

An initial $25 billion government bailout that covered airlines' payrolls and protected jobs for six months expires on Sept. 30, driving a fervent last-minute push by the industry for Congress to agree on a fresh stimulus package. Chicago-based United has already put.

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