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Trump, Unions Call For More Taxpayer-Funded Airline Bailouts

Posted on AllSides August 6th, 2020
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After weeks of maintaining their neutrality, last week many airlines decided to support airline union calls for another large federal subsidy to maintain existing airline workforces. The $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed by President Donald Trump included $32 billion in aid for airlines to prevent the involuntary termination of airline employees until Oct. 1. As that date grows nearer, the airline unions have stepped up their calls another $32 billion airline bailout, in order to extend the airlines’ employment freeze for six additional months.

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