American Airlines has issued 25,000 WARN notices to its employees

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Today American Airlines has sent out WARN notices to its employees. Here are the breakdown by workgroup:

  1. Pilots: 2,500 or 18% of workgroup
  2. Flight Attendants: 9,950 or 37% of workgroup
  3. Maintenance & Related: 3,200 or 22% of workgroup
  4. Fleet Service: 4,500 or 26% of workgroup
  5. Passenger Service: 2,900 or 30% of workgroup
  6. Reservations: 1,000 or 23% of workgroup
  7. Dispatch: 175 or 36% of workgroup
  8. Flight Crew Training Instructors and Sim Pilot Instructors: 50 or 15% of workgroup
  9. Flight Simulator Engineers 10 or 7% of workgroup

A WARN notice is a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification letter. It is a written notification required by federal law to let employees know of potential furloughs. A WARN notice is NOT the same as a furlough. American Airlines still have opportunity to work with their respective union partners to workout the deals. They are offering incentivized voluntary leave and early retirement programs.

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