Close to 3,000 American Employees Could Lose Jobs in North Texas
Thousands of American Airlines employees are facing the grim reality that their job could be gone in the coming months as the bankrupt carrier seeks to trim costs and payroll as part of its restructuring.
As many as 2,913 mechanics and ground crew workers could be given the axe in North Texas alone.
NBC DFW reports:
‘In what are called WARN, or Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act, notices, the company officially informed the Transport Workers Union that a total of 11,159 TWU employees “may be affected by a job reduction” as the company restructures under bankruptcy.’
Of the close to 3,000 in North Texas that could be laid off, over 1,000 already know they have as American’s Alliance Maintenance base in Ft. Worth will close in December. Those jobs will likely be shipped overseas.
American says the number laid off will be far fewer than reported:
“Because some of the incentive programs are still open and because the business changes will take place over several months, we don’t yet have final furlough numbers,” American Airlines spokesman Bruce Hicks said in a statement. “We are issuing WARN notices to the unions and employees who may be affected to comply with state and federal law, but expect the ultimate impact on jobs will be far less than the number of those notified.”
On 18th of September American Airlines informed that it had notified approximately 11,000 workers that they could lose their jobs as a part of the company’s bankruptcy reorganization. According to Bruce Hicks, spokesman for American Airlines, the company, however, expects job cuts to be closer to 4,400. In addition, flights were cut by one to two percent for the rest of the September and October.