TODAY'S BATTLE TO KEEP AMERICAN AIRLINES JOBS IN TULSA "TAKES OFF" ON THE INTERNET.
Union reps along with city and state leaders announce a new website called I support American jobs dot com.
Leaders hope thousands of American Airlines employees can keep their jobs. Today's announcement came from the Transport Workers Union Local 514. It's an effort to support both American Airlines and American jobs.
"It is critical that we fight to keep this work local instead of allowing these jobs to be reduced and outsourced overseas."
We know there will be jobs losses following American Airlines bankruptcy filling last November. What we don't know is how many jobs and how deep cities will be impacted.
"For every American employee that loses a job or takes a pay cut there are many other people in our community who will feel the pain."
That's why this effort via social media is also supported by city of Tulsa's Economic Development Director Clay Bird and State Representative Eric Proctor who encouraged everyone to add their name to the I support American jobs website.
"All they're asking for is their community to stand with them as one voice."
A voice that tells public officials, media outlets and community leaders that employees at American airlines must be treated fairly, and no attacks of pension funds. Representative Proctor also made another request.
"I call on the people of Tulsa and the entire state to join me in praying for the families of American Airlines, their relatives, everyone included in the AMR family and also praying for wisdom for those making these decisions.