It’s all non-union people at this point, but AA has started to trim management and support staff.
The bankruptcy judge still has yet to rule on whether AA can terminate it’s union contracts. But, if AA believes they are bloated in the management ranks, better to get this pain over with in the short-term. The more they can do to demonstrate they are able to make tough decisions at all levels to survive the more likely they can emerge from BK intact.
I have some friends at AA and I’m sure these aren’t pleasant days. But, it appears they’re necessary.