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U.S. Senate Will Hold Hearing Over TWA Seniority

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American bought TWA in 2001.

By AP/KWMU

Washington, DC – A U.S. Senate committee will hear from airline and union officials next week in a hearing over the seniority system at the former TWA.

The system made the former employees the first targets of layoffs by American Airlines, which bought bankrupt TWA in 2001.

Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) called the hearing of the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, on which he serves. Bond says he wants to know why all the promises to former TWA workers turned into pink slips.

The meeting is next Thursday in Washington.

Former American Airlines CEO Don Carty, and former TWA president Bill Compton are among the scheduled witnesses.

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