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United closes MRO bases as unions okay concessions. (News Briefs).(United Airlines maintenance bases)(Brief Article)

United Airlines closed its Indianapolis and Oakland maintenance bases last month and said it intends to outsource heavy maintenance work in what it described as its first "major transformation steps" under its bankruptcy reorganization. All of United's unions signed off on new labor agreements that collectively will save an estimated $2.56 billion annually. The maintenance center closure in Indianapolis will affect approximately 1,400 employees; more than 900 are impacted by Oakland base closing.

"This was a difficult decision for the company, union leadership and the employees," United said. …

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