MCIE base closing rumor

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bagsmasher

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I''ve been hearing a lot of talk of MCIE closing next year. AA wants to fly where Southwest doesn''t, so I would guess there will be less demand for narrowbody maintenance as AA trims it''s domestic flight schedule. There would be big savings in going from 3 maintenance bases to 2. Also I hear that the city of Kansas City hasn''t come through with all those millions for upgrades yet. If this happens, I certainly hope it happens soon, as in before the next contract, so that TWA mechanics don''t get system protection to displace AAer''s.
 

fix_airplanes

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A month ago here in TUL, we heard possible close rumor (unconfirmed by anybody) due MCIE needed much EPA clean-up work and now nobody wants to spend the money.

But, you guys there in MCIE would know if there are any EPA issues.
 

RV4

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One thing to consider.

None of the TWA/LLC employees were actually "on the active payroll" as of March 1st, 2001. I think the date was April 10th, 2001.

Thus, they are excluded from the AA/TWU Labor Agreement "Job Security Clause".

This is a scary scenario to say the least. Because shutting down MCI is really the only way to lay-off substantual numbers both cheaper and without creating mass grievances.

Of course we should all remember that the AA/TWU Contract Book Cover is now the correct color.

That would be GRAY, instead of the old blue. At least the cover color now matches the language.
 

Buck

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Eric I did not know that you were in Fleet Service? From your posting perspective, you seem to be non-union. This does not mean you could or could not have a Fleet Service contract book. The new mechanic books, I believe are white. The font is very small and hard to read. But it is still red on the inside.........
 

mga707

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On 12/2/2002 3:21:17 PM RV4 wrote:

Buck,

That cover on that mechanic's book is as GREY as language inside.
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Hey! This is AMERICAN Airlines, not BA! It's GRAY over here, not "grey". Next you'll be adding 'u's to words that get along perfectly well without them...
 

HI-LOCK

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Back to the topic started.Do any of the MCIE employees out there hear of any base closings or the EPA problem with the facility?