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Two largest U.S. airline flight attendant unions endorse Biden

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The two largest U.S. flight attendant unions, representing more than 75,000 workers, endorsed Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday ahead of the U.S. presidential election next week.

The unions have been pressing Congress and Republican U.S. President Donald Trump to back $25 billion in additional payroll assistance to prevent 32,000 airline furloughs.

The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, representing the 27,000 American Airlines flight attendants, and the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA that represents about 50,000 workers at 20 airlines, said in separate statements they were endorsing Biden. (Reporting by Tracy Rucinski in Chicago and David Shepardson in Washington, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)