Pelosi urges US airlines to stop layoffs, backs aid

New York (AFP) – Airline workers at risk of layoffs were given hope of a reprieve on Friday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi backed another round of aid for the beleaguered sector.Pelosi called on US carriers to hold off on furloughs, signaling her endorsement of more payroll support, either as a standalone bill or as part of an overall relief package.”The massive furloughs and firings of America’s airline workers jeapordize the livelihoods of tens of thousands and threaten to accelerate the devastating economic crisis facing our nation,” Pelosi said.”Today, I am calling upon the airlines to d…

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