Mary Schlangenstein and Justin Bachman

Government, Business

American, United to Lay Off 32,000 as Aid Talks Drag On

Workers load bags onto an American Airlines flight at DFW Airport on Sept. 28. Workers load bags onto an American Airlines flight at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Sept. 28. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

American Airlines Group Inc. and United Airlines Holdings Inc. will start laying off thousands of employees as scheduled, spurning Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s appeal for a delay as he negotiates with Congress over an economic relief plan that includes payroll support for U.S. carriers.

October 1, 2020