American Airlines: 43 Tulsa Workers Will Soon Be Laid Off


Friday, December 14th 2012, 9:31 pm
By: News On 6


Turbulent times at American Airlines mean dozens of Tulsa workers will lose their jobs.

An American spokesperson contacted News On 6 Friday night, saying 43 positions are going away. Mechanics make up the largest portion of the planned lay-offs. That will be five Material Logistics Specialists, 32 Mechanics, one Facilities/Auto Mechanic and five Material Logistics Specialists at the airport who will lose their jobs.

"Through contractual changes negotiated with the TWU and the voluntary separation packages, along with the number of vacant positions available throughout the system, we now expect as few as 290 Mechanics and Material Logistic Specialists to be furloughed," said American spokesperson Andrea Huguely. "That's more than 90 percent less than the 4,600 TWU positions we anticipated when we started the restructuring process and more than 85 percent less than the 1,972 Mechanics and Material Logistics Specialists that were sent reduction letters."

The layoffs will be staggered.

Some take effect this month, while others will take effect in February, May and September.

The airline brags thousands of jobs were saved through early retirement packages.

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