January 29th, local time, according to the U.S. Consumer News and Business Channel, United Airlines has warned about 14,000 employees that these employees may face an unemployment crisis again when the second round of federal aid expires in the spring of this year.
United Airlines employees said that although vaccination work has been carried out, the flight demand of passengers in the aviation industry has not seen a significant recovery.
After Congress approved additional aid to the aviation industry last year, United Airlines recalled some furloughed workers and maintained pay until March 31.
But without new aid measures, United Airlines had to put on unpaid leave again.
It is reported that United Airlines has begun to try new measures to reduce the number of employees based on the premise of employee volunteering.
Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants have received notice of possible unpaid leave in the near future.
And American Airlines insiders said that its employees may soon receive similar notices.
Several unions, including the American Aircred Crew Association (AFA) and the American Professional Flight Attendants Association (APFA), wrote to U.S. President Biden and congressional leaders on the 29th, urging them to provide airlines with a third round of federal payroll assistance to help these companies maintain their employees until September 30.
“If no immediate action is taken on this, workers in basic positions will once again be caught up in a state of uncertainty that may lose their jobs or pay cuts as airlines carry out the measures in the coming days,” the letter reads.