More bad news on the layoffs front. American Airlines is shutting down its overhaul base at Kansas City International Airport in September 2010 and cutting 700 employees nationwide, according to reports this morning.
KMBC Channel 9 has the letter to employees announcing the shut down and layoffs, and KMBC's Micheal Mahoney reports that 500 people (450 of them union workers) work at the overhaul base.
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted her feelings.
Sentiments many of us share.
My heart goes out to the great American Airlines machinists & their families in KC that got word today that their overhaul base is closing.