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United workers learn of options after Cleveland hub closes
Transfers nationally could impact other airports
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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Bill Pizzuli says the impact of United's plans to close the Cleveland hub is starting to play out.
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Some of the hundreds of workers losing their jobs when United Airlines closes its hub at Cleveland Hopkins Airport heard today about their options.

Bill Pizzuli is with the union representing the 430 ticket counter, gate and cargo handling workers being phased out. He says some full-time workers can take part-time positions, or take furlough pay and receive help finding a new job.  Pizzuli says a third option could ripple across other United Airline facilities nationwide.

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“All of our members would be able to transfer, if that’s viable for them, to another station where there might be a junior, seniority-wise, agent to them. I think there’s concern, not only in the hubs, but in all of the stations in our system right now because, ultimately, there could be some of our member that would transfer to these areas and bump a junior person out of a job.”

United Airlines announced earlier this month that it’s closing the Cleveland hub and cutting two-thirds of its flights at Hopkins because the operation is losing money.

Besides the 430 union workers, the airline will also eliminate 40 catering jobs. Pizzuli believes other Hopkins employees will also lose their jobs because of United’s cutback. 

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