FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a background, in Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, U.S. December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo(Reuters) – United Airlines (UAL.O) on Wednesday extended a deadline for the majority of workers to determine whether to shoot voluntary furlough bargains to Aug. 10, since it waits to see whether the U.S. Congress goes an airline bailout at the first week of August. United announced the expansion in a memo to employees seen by Reuters, adding that it had been working together with unions, that might be lobbying U.S. lawmakers to get an expansion of the bailout which could stop voluntary furloughs and postpone effect on workers before premature 2021. United affirmed the memo and declined to comment further. Most workers had faced a Thursday deadline to determine whether to use to depart. “While nothing is certain, our union partners have built a strong campaign to advocate for an extension” of this payroll assistance application, ” the memo stated. “We have worked closely with them to support those efforts.” However, the letter included that United is “not counting on Congress passing an extension.” Chicago-based United said last week greater than 6,000 workers had opted for depart bundles. However, after sending 36,000 notices of possible furloughs this past month, that comparatively low take-up indicates United may need to furlough an important number of employees. On Monday, the vast majority of their U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter calling for a six-month extension of the $32 billion aviation business payroll aid program, asserting it’s vital to keeping hundreds of thousands of aviation employees employed. The payroll application is set to expire Sept. 30. Congress granted $25 billion in sales help to U.S. passenger drivers in March, combined with $4 billion for freight carriers and $3 billion for airport builders. Most bailout funds don’t need to be repaid. Between American Airlines (AAL.O) and United, over 60,000 frontline employees have received warnings that their jobs are online on Oct. 1. Reporting From Tracy Rucinski and also David Shepardson, editing by Peter Henderson and Cynthia OstermanOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.