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U.S. Employers That Made The Most Job Cuts In 2012

U.S. Employers That Made The Most Job Cuts In 2012

With just two weeks to go in the year, the number of job cuts announced by U.S. employers is behind last year's pace, though it's still staggeringly high -- with 490,806 job cuts this year (as of November). Last month alone, the nation's employers announced plans to cut more than 57,000 positions, only the... Read More »

Confessions Of A Flight Attendant: 'It's As Crazy As You Think'

Confessions Of A Flight Attendant: 'It's As Crazy As You Think'

The allure of routine travel to exotic locales makes a career as a flight attendant especially appealing to many job seekers. So much so, in fact, that more than 20,000 people recently applied with American Airlines to fill just 1,500 flight attendant jobs, prompting the airline to largely quit accepting new... Read More »

Bankrupt American Airlines Plans To Hire 1,500 Workers

Bankrupt American Airlines Plans To Hire 1,500 Workers

By Samantha Bomkamp NEW YORK -- Wanted: A few good recruits for an airline that's seen better days. To replace some of its departing staff, American Airlines will hire 1,500 flight attendants starting next month, with training beginning in January. Read More »

American Airlines Sends Layoff Warnings to Thousands

American Airlines Sends Layoff Warnings to Thousands

By Karen Jacobs American Airlines said Tuesday that it has notified more than 11,000 workers that they could lose their jobs as part of its bankruptcy reorganization, and said it was cutting flights by 1 to 2 percent for the rest of September and October. The U.S. carrier expects fewer than 40 percent of... Read More »

American Airlines Mechanic, 87, Still Working After 70 Years On The Job

American Airlines Mechanic, 87, Still Working After 70 Years On The Job

By Karen Matthews NEW YORK -- American Airlines is celebrating the seven-decade service of a New York mechanic who turns 87 next month and has no plans to retire. Azriel "Al" Blackman was 16 when he started as an apprentice mechanic in July of 1942, long before bag fees, airport security or even the... Read More »

American To Make Case Against Union Contracts In Effort To Cut Jobs

American To Make Case Against Union Contracts In Effort To Cut Jobs

By David Koenig DALLAS -- American Airlines heads to federal court Monday to convince a bankruptcy judge that to survive, it must break labor agreements that workers fought decades to win. The airline lost more than $10 billion in the decade leading up to its declaration of bankruptcy last November.... Read More »

American Plans To Cut Another 1,200 Jobs

American Plans To Cut Another 1,200 Jobs

DALLAS (AP) -- American Airlines wants to eliminate 1,200 nonunion jobs as it cuts costs while under bankruptcy protection. That pushes the company's overall job-cut target to 14,200. It announced plans in February to cut 13,000 union pilots, flight attendants and ground workers. Read More »

American Airlines Aims To Cancel Labor Contracts

American Airlines Aims To Cancel Labor Contracts

By Samantha Bomkamp and David Koenig NEW YORK (AP) -- American Airlines will ask a federal bankruptcy judge next week to throw out its union contracts if it can't reach cost-cutting deals with labor unions. Read More »

American Airlines Flight Attendant Risks Dismissal For Mocking Own Airline

American Airlines Flight Attendant Risks Dismissal For Mocking Own Airline

As with so many mature industries in the U.S., it hasn't been easy being an airline employee in recent years. Industry consolidation, layoffs, the rising cost of air travel, and service cutbacks have hampered profits and taken a toll on employee morale. The latest of those is American Airlines, whose parent,... Read More »

American Airlines Workers Protest Job, Pay Cuts

American Airlines Workers Protest Job, Pay Cuts

By David Koenig FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Flight attendants and ground workers marched in picket lines Tuesday to protest American Airlines' plans to outsource jobs and cut pay and benefits under a bankruptcy reorganization. Read More »

American Airlines Aims To Cut 13,000 Jobs Amid Bankruptcy

American Airlines Aims To Cut 13,000 Jobs Amid Bankruptcy

By David Koenig DALLAS -- The parent of American Airlines wants to eliminate about 13,000 jobs -- 15 percent of its workforce -- as the nation's third-biggest airline remakes itself under bankruptcy protection. The company aims to cut labor costs by 20 percent under bankruptcy protection, and will soon begin... Read More »

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