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American Airlines Returns Employees to Higher Job Status

Tulsa Base Also Recalls Limited Number of Workers

American Airlines announced today plans to return more than 60 employees to full Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) positions at its Tulsa Maintenance Base.

This will result in pay increases for all of these employees in the form of license and skill premiums. In addition to these AMTs, the company announced plans to adjust its manning to backfill their vacated positions. In total, American Airlines anticipates over one hundred employees will receive recalls or reassignments.

Carmine Romano, Vice President - Tulsa Base, noted that success at the base would not have been possible without the support of Transport Workers Union Local 514, which has been critical to the recovery process.

These recalls and reassignments are due to additional work coming into the Tulsa overhaul base. It currently is operating two Boeing 757 winglet- modification lines and plans to open two more lines, operating all four lines seven days a week. Installing winglets on aircraft increases fuel efficiency and is critical to the fuel and financial savings that American requires.

"It is wonderful to be able to announce that we are upgrading and returning people to work in Tulsa," Romano said. "With this plan, we will be able move a number of our people to better paying positions, in addition to adding more than 60 employees back to the work force in Tulsa."

Romano expressed his appreciation to all of the employees at American Airlines for their diligence and hard work over the last two years. He also expressed his thanks to the community for their continued support, especially with the Vision 2025 financial aid.

"The support of Vision 2025 provided us infrastructure to help us become competitive. These additional modification lines demonstrate the confidence that Tulsa has generated in its competitive abilities. Without the help of Vision 2025, we would not be where we are today," Romano said.

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