- Dec 21, 2002
Spoke to one of the A/C maint supervisors at JFK. They are all on edge as last week they received their evaluations. He said they are looking to cut at least 2 supvs in addition to the 2 who are retiring. There are two GF's retiring but are not being replaced. Seems to me that the company is posturing to show the union that it is being more proactive in cost cutting. Something tells me once the TWU caves in and gives the concessions, the management ranks will swell back up to inflated numbers again. The moral of this story is that AA speak with forked tongue. They want to operate an airline like Southwest and at JetBlue's cost structure but are not willing to change its business model.