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Agreement To Avoid Furloughs Reached Between United, Pilots Union

FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo, rows of United Airlines check-in counters at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago are unoccupied amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, United Airlines says it will be dropping an unpopular $200 fee for most people who change a ticket for travel within the United States. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)

There appears to be a deal between United Airlines and its pilot union to avoid thousands of furloughs. CNBC reports there’s an agreement in principle that would keep the airline from furloughing almost three-thousand pilots. The pilot furloughs were set to begin October 1st. It was part of a company plan to lay off or furlough around 16-thousand workers.

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