AMR Lays Off Managers At Tulsa's American Airlines Maintenance Base

Monday, June 4th 2012, 5:19 pm
By: News On 6

The parent company of American Airlines laid off some members of upper management at the Tulsa maintenance base on Monday, June 4, 2012.

AMR wouldn't comment on the layoffs, but sources inside the company tell News On 6 at least six members of management at the Tulsa base were let go.  They include Jerry Spencer, a managing director and Cheryl St. George, another high-ranking manager, according to the sources.

AMR declared bankruptcy in November and announced the possibility of thousands of layoffs.  

11/29/2011:  Related Story: American Airlines Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

CEO Tom Horton has said he wanted 20-percent cost cuts from every work group, which would mean a higher percentage of job cuts in management and support staff.

AMR has said that would involve the loss of up to 1,400 management and support staff jobs across the company.

Monday's layoffs come less than a month after mechanics voted down the company's "last, best" contract offer.  

5/15/2012:  Related Story: Mechanics Vote Down American Airlines' 'Last, Best' Contract Offer

That vote meant that the mechanics were casting their future with the New York judge presiding over the company's bankruptcy.