American Airlines & the TWU The first decade of the 21st century has not been kind to airline workers, particularly those employed at US carriers. In response to the dramatic changes in the competitive environment since January 2001, these airlines have eliminated more than 150,000 jobs and reduced salaries and benefits for many who remain. Among the most affected have been those in the maintenance, repair and overhaul segment. With a few exceptions, prior to 9/11 airline employees ...

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