Employees of American Airlines and Southwest Airlines have donated millions to aid their companies since September 11th. American has received nearly $2,000,000 from its employees at all levels including the CEO. Southwest workers are giving $1.3 million this month and next. Most donations are in the form of voluntary salary cuts to help the companies make their way through the temporary downturn in the Airline Industry.
See Terry Maxon, The Dallas Morning News, November 18, 2001