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June Gets Worse For United Airlines

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 23, 2008 8:12PM

2008_06_United.jpgTo say the month of June has not been kind to United Airlines and its employees would be a gross understatement. Now comes news that United will be laying off approximately 950 pilots. All told, the layoffs will reduce the current pilot roster by twelve percent. These cuts are in addition to the nearly 1,600 other salaried jobs that are being eliminated, many from the Elk Grove center. The culprit, as has been the case with just about everything airline-related recently, remains offsetting the skyrocketing oil prices.

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