Midwest Air to ax 40 percent of its w...

Midwest Air to ax 40 percent of its workers

There are 23 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 14, 2008, titled Midwest Air to ax 40 percent of its workers. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Midwest Airlines said today it will reduce its workforce by 1,200 people as it grounds its 12 MD-80s. The cuts represent about 40 percent of current staffing at Midwest and its Skyway subsidiary.

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FkObama

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#1 Jul 15, 2008
1200 more people loosing their jobs, Add them to the group that includes Ford plant workers, Northwest Airline workers and others who have lost their jobs revolving around high energy prices. Environmentalists, Democrats and RINOs should have to meet with them to explain how important it is to save the caribou and tundra in ANWR and explain what a good job they have done.
call me Al

Toms River, NJ

#2 Jul 15, 2008
This is truly devastating.
Sharon - Eagan

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jul 15, 2008
I agree with call me AL. All of this is bad for the American workers. When is this country going to do something!!!
call me Al

Toms River, NJ

#4 Jul 15, 2008
Remember that old song Cherokee nation:

Took the whole Cherokee Nation and locked them on a reservation. The beads they made by hand are now a days made in Japan.

I guess what goes around comes around.
NWALEAD11

Duluth, MN

#7 Jul 15, 2008
Don't worry SCABS, your job is safe.
Real Deal from ATL

Jonesboro, GA

#8 Jul 17, 2008
FkObama wrote:
1200 more people loosing their jobs, Add them to the group that includes Ford plant workers, Northwest Airline workers and others who have lost their jobs revolving around high energy prices. Environmentalists, Democrats and RINOs should have to meet with them to explain how important it is to save the caribou and tundra in ANWR and explain what a good job they have done.
You are obviously one of those who would follow a Jim Jones to your grave, just as you're following George Bush to America's and you don't have a clue as to what is going on. Probably a want-to-be RICH Republician that is brain washed like the rest !!
wtf

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jul 17, 2008
NWALEAD11 wrote:
Don't worry SCABS, your job is safe.
A little bitter?
Kacy

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jul 17, 2008
Midwest is THE BEST. They have Lenies and warm cookies. I can't think of anything better than that. What a shame.
oh no

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jul 17, 2008
This is certainly not the time to be working for an airline.
Air planes can

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Jul 17, 2008
Air planes can make money with the right cargo.

Let United and Delta run Columbian product
to augment their bottom lines. Ask the CIA about how to do it ;*)
Real Deal from ATL

Jonesboro, GA

#13 Jul 17, 2008
Do you remember the slogan back in "2004"

VOTE OR DIE !!

T-SHIRTS that were mocked as stupid, ridiculous and offensive. It now brings on a new meaning now. But, his boys in TEXAS are buying yachts by the hundreds as told by a local mariner, his sales have jumped 146%. Referrals to purchase 500,000-$25,000,000 dollar yachts from him exclusively by many who are low level execs. in the oil industry. Go figure !!
NWALEAD11

Duluth, MN

#14 Jul 23, 2008
wtf wrote:
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A little bitter?
More than a little. That's why I smile so much lately, all those SCABS and their friends at the formerly "Home-Town" airline are going to feel the job cuts and transfers (not in that order!)
WOW

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Jul 24, 2008
NWALEAD11 wrote:
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More than a little. That's why I smile so much lately, all those SCABS and their friends at the formerly "Home-Town" airline are going to feel the job cuts and transfers (not in that order!)
Ya know? I feel bad that you lost your job, but it has been how long ago? Maybe funnelling your anger into something positive would be nice.
Midwest Ex

AOL

#16 Jul 27, 2010
Wow - when I researched MatlinPatterson,

it looks like the people who worked under airlines for this private equity group have had it even worse than we did at Midwest Airlines under Republic Airways Holdings.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=matlinpatt...
RWG

Cross Plains, IN

#17 Jul 27, 2010
Got to love that Republic Airlines. Their people are Number 1 !
Park Fletcher er

AOL

#18 Aug 9, 2010
Such a shame for so many Midwesterners who are struggling to regroup from their careers axed after so many loyal years.
BHO says its getn better

Delano, MN

#19 Aug 9, 2010
But But But, it cannot be OUR president says things are getting better all the time.
BHO says its getn better

Delano, MN

#20 Aug 9, 2010
Maybe he picked that up from the Beatles??

Ya suppose??
Park Fletcher er

AOL

#21 Aug 13, 2010
Close your eyes an I'll kiss ya', tomorrow I'll miss ya'

Surely gettin better, don't call me Shirley

“Celebrate Liberty and Freedom”

Since: Sep 09

Mpls

#22 Aug 13, 2010
More hope n change.....This pres has failed

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