United Offers Jobs to Furloughed Flight Attendants

The airline says it will offer all of them jobs in its Continental unit

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014  |  Updated 3:14 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Suburban Man Snags Super United Deal Following Mistake

advertisement
Photos and Videos

80 Years Later, Plane Crash Remains A Mystery

In October of 1933, a United Airlines flight with seven people aboard was blown up with a bomb over Chesterton, Indiana. A young Federal Agent named Melvin Purvis headed up an exhaustive investigation, involving hundreds of leads. But eighty years later, the crash remains a mystery, the first case of aviation terrorism in America. Phil Rogers reports in the NBC 5 Investigates segment.

Suburban Man Snags Super United Deal Following Mistake

Oak Lawn man buys six round-trip tickets to Los Angeles for $60 after United Airlines makes mistake with online fare system.
More Photos and Videos

United Airlines says it has found a way to keep 688 flight attendants it had planned to furlough.

The airline says it will offer all of them jobs in its Continental unit. The two airlines merged in 2010 and both fly under the United name, but they still have separate flight crews.

The airline has said it has too many flight attendants on the United side and not enough on the Continental side. A plan to move flight attendants from one to the other was rejected by the Association of Flight Attendants.

“Successful airlines do not lay off workers, they work with the union for solutions,” Greg Davidowtich, president of the United Master Executive Council, said in a statement. “AFA will continue to pursue any and all opportunities that mitigate the devastating effects this decision will have on those being laid off, and on our company as a whole. We will continue to advocate to management to find alternatives that avoid job loss, and work collaboratively for creative and reasonable solutions. It’s not too late to turn this thing around, management can still choose to do the right thing.”

The company, United Continental Holdings Inc., is going around the union with its latest move. It will offer flight attendants jobs at Continental on April 1, the same day they are furloughed from United.

Last April, United Airlines announced it was cutting roughly 600 jobs to keep costs in line with reductions in flying.

The positions cut included management and administration and came after United reported a loss of $723 million for 2012.

The company employs about 84,000 people worldwide.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out