‘Unbelievable whiplash’ for U.S. airline employees, speak of ‘disaster’ for transit as uncertainty over stimulus persists
By Michael Laris, Lori Aratani and Luz Lazo
U.S. airline executives and employees ended an exhausting and turbulent week unsure about their future, as a bipartisan push for federal payroll support for the ailing trade fizzled within the face of a broader wrestle over how the federal authorities ought to enhance the nation’s pandemic-stricken financial system.
But whilst airways’ pleas for swift help went unanswered and deep layoffs continued, different elements of the hard-hit U.S. transportation trade discovered their extreme issues again within the combine simply days after President Trump on Tuesday declared stimulus talks over till after the election. By Friday, his administration was again making ready a roughly $1.8 trillion plan.
With the White Home now negotiating with Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over a broader deal, support for bus drivers, prepare operators and flight attendants is once more a part of a wider dialog about potential monetary help for thousands and thousands of unemployed People and small companies ravaged by the nation’s failure to manage the pandemic.