Treasury Department’s Inaction Will Cost 350 Jobs
May 13, 2020
Miami Air International, a charter airline founded in 1990 that today employs 350 people in the Miami area, including 150 Flight Attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, will be forced to liquidate as early as Wednesday, May 13, 2020, entirely due to the impact of COVID-19. All 350 Miami Air employees will be immediately laid off and will lose healthcare at the end of May because Secretary Mnuchin failed to respond to the airline’s application for payroll grants.
On April 10th, the U.S. Treasuryreleased a statement on payroll support for small and medium passenger air carriers. “Small and medium-sized passenger aviation businesses are particularly vulnerable to the disruption from COVID 19. This determination will provide significant support to workers and businesses across the country.” That’s a direct quote from Secretary Mnuchin. Continue Reading -> ->