Airline Furloughs Begin as Congress, White House Remain at Impasse

Madhu Unnikrishnan More than 30,000 airline employees face furloughs today after the CARES Act payroll support program expired yesterday. Washington remains deadlocked on further airline aid, although there is bipartisan support for extending the program. In a letter to employees, American CEO Doug Parker said the airline will begin the process of furloughing 19,000 employees