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July 30, 2012

Monday Midday Must-Reads

-An ad in the Tulsa World on Friday encourages American Airlines mechanics to vote no on the latest proposal. The Oklahoma newspaper quotes union officials saying that the ad was misleading. "The ad, which was sponsored by an organization calling itself www.LBO2.com, focuses on the concessions executives at bankrupt American Airlines say they need to reduce $1.25 billion a year in labor costs to compete successfully in the airline industry. But John Hewitt, chairman of maintenance at TWU Local 514 in Tulsa, said five of the eight "bullet points" in the ad are misleading or "outright lies," the article says.

-Last week, Delta Air Lines announced it was going to shut down its regional carrier, Comair. "The shutdown is part of Delta’s strategy to use more cost- effective planes for 75 percent of the flying done by 50-seaters and help pare spending by $1 billion over the next several years. That means shifting flights to larger aircraft at commuter partners or its own main jet fleet," Bloomberg News wrote in this article.

-Andrea Ahles



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In order to be honest, the ad should state the likely resulting of a "no" vote, including drastic pay cuts.

So much for intellectual honesty.

Overhaul ALL American Airliners in the USA

The ad was paid for with local funds of the TWU Local 565 at DFW.

How the members in Tulsa vote affect us all, and visa-versa.


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