Fear and anger grow inside United Airlines, where workers are slamming the company over pay cuts after it took billions in government bailout money

Fly Now, Pay Later. Easy monthly payments over 3, 6, or 12 months.

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

  • United Airlines has cut work hours for its managers and administrative (M&A) employees, and warned that layoffs are coming.
  • However, workers say that the cuts violate terms of the CARES Act bailout, prohibiting pay cuts or furloughs before September 30.
  • Business Insider spoke with United M&A workers who described stress, anxiety, and frustration with the airline as they prepare for what could be massive job cuts.
  • Are you an employee at United or another airline? Contact this reporter with your thoughts or tips at dslotnick@businessinsider.com.

Two months after United Airlines agreed to terms with the federal government and accepted a $5 billion bailout for payroll support, workers at United Airlines are accusing the airline of breaking its promise.

Earlier this month, United announced that it would require management and administrative (M&A) employees to take 20 unpaid days off between May 15 and September 30. The requirement came as airlines around the globe — including United — reduced flights and grounded portions of their fleets due to a collapse in travel demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

Keep Reading

Fly Now, Pay Later. Easy monthly payments over 3, 6, or 12 months.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *