Local & Regional
Wed August 8, 2012
American Airlines Unions Ratify Latest Contract Offer
The votes are in, and American Airlines mechanics and warehouse workers have okayed a contract offer from the company. The same two groups were the only unions out of seven to turn down an earlier offer. Voting had been going on the past couple of weeks on this new offer, which union leaders describe as slightly better than the offer that was turned down by their members. If the agreement had been rejected, the matter would be in the hands of a bankruptcy judge. Under terms of this contract, there will still be more than a thousand jobs cut at the Tulsa maintenance base. Talks about a possible merger with U-S Airways are still on-going. Around six-thousand people are employed by American in Tulsa.