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According to the New York Times, members of the United Airlines pilots’ union agreed to a collective sacrifice to prevent the airline’s 13,000 pilots from being furloughed until June 2021.


  1. As a contract agreement looms, how many jobs are United Airlines and its pilots’ union planning to save?
  2. How much money did the passenger airlines receive from Congress for the CARES ACT to pay employees during the downturn of the coronavirus period?
  3. Although United’s pilots may have avoided cuts, how many other United employees may be furloughed?


Staff. (2020) United Airlines Reaches Deal to Avoid Some Job Cuts. The New York Times, Sep. 28 (Retrievable online at