Latest Furlough Stories
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) announced today that it is implementing an employee furlough program in the face of an economy that continues to contract, causing the advertising market to further weaken.
MediaNews Group has told 3,000 staff members at its California newspapers to take a one-week furlough or face possible layoffs. MediaNews sent an e-mail to staff members at 29 newspapers informing them of the directive, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday. Human Resources Vice President Charles Kamen said the company was following the example of Gannett Co., which issued the same directive to 3,100 employees recently.
United Airlines in Chicago said Thursday it canceled plans to furlough 1,550 flight attendants as voluntary departures had reduced staff numbers sufficiently.
CHICAGO - Enough United Airlines flight attendants have volunteered for furloughs, making involuntary cuts unnecessary, the carrier said on Wednesday.
By Chris Walsh United Airlines will eliminate 272 baggage handlers in Denver as part of the 7,000 jobs it plans to cut across its system. The carrier informed affected workers over the past week, telling the final group on Wednesday. The cuts, which take effect Sept.
The Allied Pilots Association, certified collective bargaining agent for the 12,000 pilots of American Airlines (NYSE: AMR), filed a complaint today in district court in Washington, D.C. for approval to advise its pilots of their right to forego voluntary overtime in order to mitigate furloughs.
United Airlines and the International Association of Machinists have come to an agreement on an opportunity for eligible customer service and ramp employees to voluntarily separate from the company. The program will be available for up to 400 customer service and ramp employees.
By MARY SCHLANGENSTEIN, BLOOMBERG NEWS HOUSTON Continental Airlines Inc. and its pilots union have agreed on retirement incentives and other options to help trim the number of furloughs as the carrier cuts 3,000 jobs amid soaring jet fuel prices.
- A political dynamiter.