Job Cuts Expected at American Airlines’ Tulsa Maintenance Base, Possibly Today

  • Joe Wertz

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A new round of American Airlines management layoffs is in the works, and job cuts are expected at the bankrupt airline’s maintenance base in Tulsa.

The layoffs could start today, sources tell the Tulsa World’s D.R. Stewart.

These job cuts concern non-union workers.

The reductions in the management ranks are part of the company’s overall goal of reducing employee costs by 20 percent in each group – management and support staff, non-union employees, mechanics & related workers, pilots, flight attendants and ground workers, company executives told the World.

The airline’s parent company, AMR Corp., is still trying to restructure labor contracts with unionized pilots, flight attendants and mechanic.