None - It's not hard to imagine that Tulsa is not excited about the proposed layoffs at American Airlines. I stopped this morning at a convenience store about one mile from the entrance to the plant to talk to people headed to work and the response was somber. "Not good, not good at all" one gentleman began. He was concerned about the overall job market. "Tougher to get a job, it makes employers more selective" he commented.
Another man said what happens here will impact everyone "less money hurts everything, it's a trickle down effect" he said. The same fellow went a bit deeper and darker when he added this. "Not to be some sort of conspiracy theorist or something but I think the United States is crumbling pretty much."
Every person I spoke to had one voice on the overall AA news. "It’s a bad sign, very bad" more than one told me.
Now that the news is out the next step is for AA to negotiate with its three largest unions and a bankruptcy judge to make decisions as well. In the end, 2100 to 2800 plus of the same people who drove into and out of the American Airlines plant Thursday morning, may not be able to do that in the coming months.