The Dallas Morning News reports:
‘American, which has done much of its maintenance work in house, will outsource the work now done at Alliance or transfer it to American’s other major maintenance bases at Tulsa and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Those plans are no surprise – the airline included those proposals on Feb. 1 when it announced its new business plan to employees and the public. But the timing had not been public because the airline needed to get its TWU-represented employees to ratify new contracts first.
Depending on a number of factors, particularly seniority, many Alliance employees will be able to transfer to other American facilities and bump less-senior employees from their jobs. The bumped employees then may be able to bump other employees less senior than themselves. And so on.’
American TWU represented employees can take an ‘early-out option’…essentially an early retirement. So far 633 workers have taken that option.