United And American Airlines Furlough 32,000 U.S. Workers

A United Airlines plane sits at the gate at Denver International Airport on July 30. The airline industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
A United Airlines plane sits at the gate at Denver International Airport on July 30. The airline industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
A United Airlines plane sits at the gate at Denver International Airport on July 30. The airline industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
A United Airlines plane sits at the gate at Denver International Airport on July 30. The airline industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

United And American Airlines Furlough 32,000 U.S. Workers

Chicago-based United Airlines and American Airlines are moving forward with plans to furlough 32,000 workers as federal stimulus talks continue. The companies had spent months threatening to cut jobs if the government didn’t step in by October.

NPR’s David Schaper joins Reset to break it down.

GUEST: David Schaper, NPR national desk correspondent based in Chicago