Continental Attendants On Unpaid Leaves Seek Jobless Benefits

CLEVELAND (AP) - Approximately 200 Cleveland-based Continental Airlines flight attendants have said that they are entitled to jobless benefits.

They took unpaid leaves after the September cutbacks and now are appealing the state's denial of unemployment benefits.

Colleagues at Continental hubs in Newark and Houston who took similar unpaid leaves were awarded jobless benefits.

The leaves were arranged after Continental announced that it needed to cut 1,800 flight attendants because of slow travel business.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said that the Continental workers will get a chance to argue their case for unemployment pay.

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