Flight attendant Kristine Lambiris kept working after her husband lost his job when the coronavirus shut businesses across the United States, but as of Thursday evening she has now been furloughed herself.
“We’re both pretty scared,” said Lambiris, a United Airlines employee and member of the Association of Flight Attendants trade union. “I don’t want to have to be on unemployment and I don’t want to be taking money away from other people.”
This week’s expiration of job-saving federal aid to airlines has set the stage for another round of mass layoffs in the world’s largest economy, where Covid-19 has already caused tens of millions of people to lose their work.
Yet a Labor Department survey due to be released Friday is expected to show the