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Layoffs looming at American Airlines

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In the midst of chapter 11 bankruptcy, American Airlines is set to lay off thousands of workers. (Source: WSVN/CNN) In the midst of chapter 11 bankruptcy, American Airlines is set to lay off thousands of workers. (Source: WSVN/CNN)

MIAMI (WSVN/CNN) - Employees at American Airlines are going through turbulent times as the carrier attempts to emerge from bankruptcy, lay off some 4,000 employees, and cancel dozens of flights each day.

Warning letters were sent to thousands of American Airlines employees Tuesday. The company said they do not have final layoff numbers, but 47 employees at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport could lose their jobs.

About 158 employees at Miami International Airport could lose their jobs on Nov. 16 and 1,209 could follow on Dec. 16.

Miami International Airport is a major hub for American.

American tried to pull out of chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, dropping $1 billion in labor costs in the process. The airline has also been working to renegotiate union contracts, including a judge-approved pay cut for pilots earlier this month.

The airline has also continued merger talks with US Airways.

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