White House says Trump could act unilaterally to avoid US airline layoffs



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White House says Trump could act unilaterally to avoid US airline layoffs

In the wake of a cataclysmic outlook on US aviation industry which had been grappling with the pandemic-led restrictions on international travels, a top White House official said on Wednesday that the US President Donald Trump had been working out a plan to act unilaterally to avoid a mass-scale layoff and furlough in the US airline industry.

In factuality, in an interview with the American political newspaper Politico, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Wednesday that the US President Donald Trump was contemplating an option to impose an executive action to avert the havoc-scale job losses in the US aviation industry, if the US Congress had botched to reach an accord regarding a second round of pandemic stimulus package.

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In point of fact, latest remarks from the White House Chief of Staff Meadows came forth a day after the world’s No. 1 carrier American Airlines had said in a statement that it would be downsizing its workforces by as many as 40,000 employees including 19,000 workers in temporary leaves as early as by October this year unless the airline could secure jawdropping $25 billion in Govt.

bailout package. Amid such garrulous outlook in the US aviation industry while the US bipartisan lawmakers had been failing to reach an accord in the Capitol Hill despite weeks of debates, referring to the $3 trillion pandemic relief bill passed in the US Congress in April this year, Meadows said in an interview with Politico published on Wednesday, “If Congress is not going to work, this president is going to get to work and solve some problems.

So hopefully, we can help out the airlines and keep some of those employees from being furloughed”. US airlines had already received a payroll aid of $25 billion to cover their expenses until October under the CARES Act, though the US aviation industry has been lobbying for another $25 billion to keep their employees on payroll until March 2021.