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American Airlines hires back TWA attendants

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By Adam Allington / St. Louis Public Radio

ST. LOUIS – American Airlines has plans to bring back 545 former TWA flight attendants.

TWA merged with American Airlines in 2001 and many of those former TWA workers were laid off following 9/11.

In 2007, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill was instrumental in fighting to extend recall rights to former TWA employees, should American start hiring again.

"So it is good news for our economy that they are putting these people back to work," McCaskill said, "And it's even better news for the families of all these former TWA employees who were really treated unfairly in the merger."

The TWA-American merger cost upwards of ten thousand jobs in Missouri. American also plans to recall 250 furloughed pilots.

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