American Airlines workers in Tulsa are demonstrating against what they call unsafe and economically damaging practices by the company. Transport Workers Union Local 514 President, Dale Danker, says maintenance on too many planes is outsourced to other countries, and plans are to increase that number. He claims outsourcing increases the safety risk to the public and crews.
Danker says the practice also hurts Tulsa economically because of the large maintenance base here. He says the purpose of the rally is to make people aware of the situation with the airlines.