American Airline workers in Kansas City hoping to keep their jobs

Wednesday, September 24th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A push to keep American Airlines' Kansas City overhaul base open. Like American Airline workers here in Tulsa, employees at the Kansas City base are fighting to keep their jobs.

Kansas City is offering the company $110-million over 20 years or $5.5-million per year if American keeps that base open. Longtime employees like Gladys Richardson and Bill Caldwell are hoping the money will do the trick. But they’re also urging Kansas City residents to contact American and ask them to stay. Gladys Richardson: "We are praying that they will keep us here in Kansas City." Bill Caldwell: "We'd like to stay here and we'd like to keep our jobs."

The 2,300 employees should know American's plan for the Kansas City base sometime next week. American has already said it plans to keep Tulsa's base open and actually moved jobs here after voters approved the Vision plan earlier this month.