United Employees Collect Bonuses

On-time performance improvements pay off for "frontline" employees

Friday, Apr 10, 2009  |  Updated 4:19 PM CDT
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United Employees Collect Bonuses

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With its high-profile efforts to get back on track, Chicago-based United Airlines has worked to improve its on-time performance and, as Crain's Business reported Friday, it's paying off for passengers and employees.

The airline has paid out about $4 million this month to employees as part of an on-time performance bonus. It is the third consecutive month that United has rewarded employees since starting the incentive program in January.

“Our people managed enormous weather challenges and heavy spring break traffic,” United’s Chief Operating Officer John Tague said in a statement. “This is a great example of what we can accomplish when we are working toward a common goal.

Crain's reports that some 40,000 "frontline" employees are eligible for the airline's bonus program.

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