Former TWA Flight Attendants Try to Return to the Sky

1 decade 10 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, July 01 2007 Jul 1, 2007 Sunday, July 01, 2007 3:52:47 PM CDT July 01, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Years after they were laid off, 2,100 former TWA flight attendants are fighting for their chance to return to work -- or extend their recall rights. Hundreds already have fallen off the furlough list. This time next year, the last of them will lose their five-year rights to be rehired. When TWA and American Airlines merged in 2001, the TWA veterans were put at the bottom of the seniority list. So when American laid off workers in the months and years after the 2001 terrorist attacks, the TWA workers lost their jobs. Senator Claire McCaskill plans to propose a bill that would require airlines that receive a federal bailout -- as American did after 9/11 -- to extend recall rights to ten years for employees laid off in the incident. American recently recalled 100 most-senior TWA attendants. It says it may recall more in the fall.

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