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American Airlines warns of potential layoffs amid pandemic

Posted at 5:05 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 21:01:33-04

TULSA, Okla. — American Airlines is notifying 25,000 employees across the country of future potential layoffs.

READ MORE: American Airlines warns 25,000 workers could be furloughed

So far, the impact to Tulsa is unknown.

Here is the release from American Airlines:

READ MORE: Officials respond to American Airlines recent furlough warning

Dale Danker is the president of the Transport Workers Union 514 that represents American maintenance workers in Tulsa.

“It's just a heck of a risk to leave a company you've been at for a long time when you know the ones that are senior employees," Danker said. "American didn't appear to be going completely out of business, things might get a lot worse before they get better but if you're a senior employee. You know that you could just keep coming to work and have the active insurance, which is what you're used to. So, it's a tough question for people to have to go try to figure out."

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