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Supporters rally at Newark Airport to protect U.S. aviation jobs

By The Hub team, March 13, 2017

More than 200 uniformed employees, labor leaders and elected officials gathered in Terminal C at Newark's International Airport on Sunday to support our flights, our jobs and fair competition. The rally, led by Rick Hoefling, vice president of United's Newark hub, highlighted the massive subsidies fueling the growth of Gulf carriers on the same day that Emirates Airline launched its new daily nonstop service from Newark to Athens, Greece.

"We work very hard every single day to earn the trust of our customers and our employees — and we're happy to compete — competition makes us better," said Newark Ramp Service Managing Director Carl Cox, who came out to support the cause. "But when we can't compete with a company that can price their product below the cost of the service, we can't support our company, we can't support our jobs and our employees deserve that."

"I'm here for your job, future jobs and workers everywhere," said Newark-based Ramp Service Employee Sabrina Floyd, who also attended. "If we don't fight for ourselves, who is going to?"

During the rally, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) outlined the threat to U.S. jobs posed by the subsidization of Gulf carriers. Other speakers included President of the Association of Flight Attendants Master Executive Council (MEC) Ken Diaz, Local Executive Council Chairman of the Air Line Pilots Association Captain Glenn Johnson, as well as Newark Customer Service Manager John Deep and Newark Quality Control Aircraft Inspector Tony Hernandez.

"I'm here today because it's a worthy cause. When there's agreement, there's power, and this is definitely something we can all agree on," said Newark-based Ramp Service Manager Tony Smith.

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On November 27, United Airlines became the first commercial airline to safely deliver the first batch of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine into the U.S. thanks to a coordinated effort between United's cargo, safety, technical operations, flight operations, regulatory and legal teams.

Now as the entire shipping and logistics industry bands together to widely distribute vaccines, United is leveraging all of its flights, including cargo-only and those carrying passengers, to transport millions of vaccines to destinations throughout our network, including Honolulu, Guam and Saipan – the first of any carrier to do so.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Airline and its customers use crowdsourcing platform - Miles on a Mission - to donate more than 11 million miles for charities like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care
By United Newsroom, December 01, 2020

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United is inviting MileagePlus members to give back on Giving Tuesday and throughout the holiday season by donating miles to nearly 40 non-profits through United Airlines' crowdsourcing platform, Miles on a Mission. Non-profits like Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care are attempting to raise a total of more than 11 million miles to be used for travel for life-saving health care, continued education, humanitarian aid and more. United will match the first 125,000 miles raised for each of these organizations to help ensure they meet their goals.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

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In October 2019, we launched a first-of-its-kind airline miles donation platform, Miles on a Mission. In the inaugural year, MileagePlus members donated over 70 million miles, with United matching over 20 million miles, to 51 organizations. These miles have allowed for these organizations to do important, life-changing, life-saving work in the communities we serve around the globe.

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