Wednesday, October 28, 2009

American Airlines cutting 700 jobs nationwide, closing KC overhaul base

Posted By on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 11:05 AM

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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.

My heart goes out to the great American Airlines machinists & their families in KC that got word today that their overhaul base is closing.

Sentiments many of us share.

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