City leaders not giving up on United Hub

CLEVELAND -- Mayor Frank Jackson says he will ask Ohio's attorney general to do an audit in relation to United's decision to cut service in Cleveland.

"The audit was one of the terms outlined in the agreement that United signed along with then Attorney General Richard Cordray at the time of the Continental-United merger in 2010," says Jackson.

The city wants to see if United violated any terms of the contract. Right now losing the hub means 470 jobs will be lost and more than 60 percent of flights impacted. The economic impact is still being added up.

United says it did not violate any contracts with the decision, saying they were losing money as a hub.

"You have to fight. Maybe we can get them to drop the 60 percent to 40 percent of flights affected, " says Cleveland City Councilman Kevin Conwell.

Gov. John Kasich's administration is pledging to help displaced employees during this time.


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