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SilverandSore
02-01-2012, 05:54 AM
AA to Cut Up to 15,000 Jobs | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/business/AA-to-Cut-Up-to-15000-Jobs-138477399.html?dr)


captain152
02-01-2012, 05:57 AM
Ouch. Good luck to all at AA

strfyr51
02-01-2012, 06:46 AM
AA to Cut Up to 15,000 Jobs | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/business/AA-to-Cut-Up-to-15000-Jobs-138477399.html?dr)

I wouldn't doubt that number worldwide. UAL went from 80.000 to around 50K by the end of bankruptcy. they cut 500 Directors in one awoop and nobody saw the difference. I don't know how much but I'm SURE American has some fat they can cut. Trouble is? Can they tell when they're cutting into the LEAN Muscle?? Pilots cabin Crew,Mechanics, Ramp, Customer Service, Dispatch etc.?? United went too far into the Lean and hacked off pieces of Bone and it showed in our service. American Management might not want to make that mistake, Though I doubt they're any brighter than UAL's Managment..


Bruno82
02-01-2012, 06:46 AM
After the company presents the plan they will begin negotiating with unions, so the final numbers of lost jobs lost may change.


A fear grenade has been thrown.

Horhay
02-01-2012, 07:01 AM
I wouldn't doubt that number worldwide. UAL went from 80.000 to around 50K by the end of bankruptcy. they cut 500 Directors in one awoop and nobody saw the difference. I don't know how much but I'm SURE American has some fat they can cut. Trouble is? Can they tell when they're cutting into the LEAN Muscle?? Pilots cabin Crew,Mechanics, Ramp, Customer Service, Dispatch etc.?? United went too far into the Lean and hacked off pieces of Bone and it showed in our service. American Management might not want to make that mistake, Though I doubt they're any brighter than UAL's Managment..

UAL considered pilots/FA's/Mechs/rampers/agents in the fat category, one-and-all, by design. Your analogy is interesting, end state is that labor is the easiest to target and utilize to reduce expenditures (next to A/C lease terms). Labor has, and will continue to be the first option for Mgmt to target, gut, and outsource. Just my $.02.

Horhay

BizPilot
02-01-2012, 08:12 AM
I don't expect AMR will get any special favors or deals from the WH.

Tomahawk58
02-01-2012, 08:22 AM
I don't expect AMR will get any special favors or deals from the WH.

What favors, if any, in your estimation do you think AA needs from the WH?

The BK judge with input from the secured and unsecured creditors committees will determine what plan is ultimately approved!

Naven
02-01-2012, 10:17 AM
I don't expect AMR will get any special favors or deals from the WH.
The only legacies that did not go chapter 11 last during Bush's term were based in Texas. They had access to liquidity. AA's business plan was to stick it out until some of the competition went away. That didn't happen so they now have to join the rest of the industry in Chapter 11.

SpecialTracking
02-01-2012, 10:31 AM
Best of luck American. Keep in mind what is important in life.

Sincerely,
A R-United pilot

samballs
02-01-2012, 10:38 AM
American Airlines: We'll have 'many fewer' jobs - Feb. 1, 2012 (http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/01/news/companies/american_jobs/index.htm?source=cnn_bin)