Friday, September 17

United Airlines Warns It May Furlough 36,000 Staff

United Airlines Holdings Inc. said it is exploring the possibility of shedding almost half its U.S. workforce, the first major domestic carrier to detail how deep the industry might have to retrench amid the pandemic-driven slump in passenger demand.

The Chicago-based carrier is sending mandatory 60-day notices under federal labor rules to 36,000 of its employees, a week after American Airlines Group Inc. said it may have as many as 20,000 more staff than it needs to handle reduced demand.