United Airlines said 1,190 of the 7,000 workers it plans to cut by the end of 2009 (ATWOnline, Oct. 9) will be laid off early next year. It did not break down the cuts, but the Chicago Tribune reported that 700 mechanics and 490 customer service representatives will be let go beginning Jan. 11. UA said the layoffs "are part of the difficult but necessary actions we are taking to enable United to compete."

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