Amid impending job losses, United’s flight attendants union will undergo expedited arbitration. The union hopes to save jobs of almost 700 of United’s non-US based crew, which includes 230 attendants in Hong Kong.

Over 200 of United’s Hong Kong crew may lose their jobs in October. Photo: United Airlines

In July, United revealed that it would send out WARN notices to some 36,000 crew, which translates to 45% of its workforce. The most affected of the lot are flight attendants, as 60% are to receive the warning.

After the CARES Act expires at the end of September, a slew of employees will most definitely find themselves jobless. Following the news of potential furloughs on October 1st, the union is acting quickly

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