American Airlines to lay off almost 450 local workers by February

By D.R. STEWART World Staff Writer Modified: October 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm •  Published: October 5, 2012

American Airlines will lay off 300 mechanics and 143 fleet service workers at its Tulsa Maintenance & Engineering Center by February, company and Transport Workers Union officials said Friday.

The layoffs will be effective in November and December for the fleet service workers and in December and February for mechanics, officials said.

Letters notifying workers of the layoffs are being mailed to fleet service workers this week and to mechanics in November, officials said.

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