United Airlines said that 332 International Assn. of Machinists members have taken advantage of early out and voluntary furlough programs as part of UA's effort to reduce employment rolls by 7,000 positions, reducing the need for involuntary furloughs among IAM employees by 40%. UA sad more than 1,500 cabin staff represented by the Assn. of Flight Attendants around 200 pilots and 100 mechanics have taken leave so far.

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