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United Reaches Deal to Avoid Involuntary Flight Attendant Furloughs

Excerpt from CNBC

Feb 09, 2014 1:00 pm

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United’s ongoing integration with Continental Airlines sparked the potential for furloughs. The issue is a bad sign for American and US Airways which are just getting started on a long road towards employee integration.

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The United Airlines 787 Dreamliner makes its inaugural flight from Houston to Chicago, November 4, 2012, where it can be seen taxiing to the gate at O'Hare International Airport. Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune/MCT


United Airlines reached an agreement on Friday with its union, the Association of Flight Attendants, to avoid involuntary furloughs at the airline.

Without the deal, 688 of United’s flight attendants would have been left jobless in April. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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