American to Furlough 19,000 as Congress, WH Fail to Reach Pandemic Relief Deal

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American Airlines will begin furloughing 19,000 employees on Thursday after lawmakers and the White House failed to agree on a broad pandemic-relief package that includes more federal aid for airlines.

CEO Doug Parker said Wednesday night that if Washington comes up with a deal for $25 billion in airline aid “over the next few days,” American will reverse the furloughs and recall the employees.

The move by American represents the first — and likely the largest — involuntary jobs cut across the industry in coming days. United Airlines has indicated it could furlough nearly 12,000 workers.

Airline employees and executives made 11th-hour appeals this week to Congress and the Trump administration to avert furloughs when a federal prohibition on layoffs — a condition of an earlier round of federal aid — expires Thursday.

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  1. The White House lawmakers can’t seem to agree on a coronavirus relief deal which has lead to American Airlines stating that the company will be furloughing 19,000 workers in order to help deal with the declining economy.
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has stated that though progress is slowly being made in regards to talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a deal has yet to be reached.
    Some Democrats are even resisting a deal because any type of deal that will boost the economy could in turn help Trump with his re-election. The Democrats are basically saying that Americans will have to deal with a falling economy in order to have Trump not re-elected.

    They are literally playing with millions of livelihoods.


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