Here is a Reuters article from February 2, 2012:
The cuts detailed by executives on Wednesday would be part of overall efforts to reduce operating expenses by more than $2 billion annually. Layoffs and other employee-related cuts would comprise more than half of the total savings.
“All work groups will have total costs reduced by 20 percent, including management,” Horton said. “While the savings from each work group will be achieved somewhat differently, each will experience the same percentage reduction.”
American said it expects to trim about 4,600 mechanics and related jobs, about 4,200 fleet service workers, about 2,300 flight attendants, about 1,400 management and support staff and about 400 pilots.
American also said it would seek bankruptcy court approval to terminate traditional pension plans covering 130,000 workers and retirees. Those plans would be replaced with 401(k) plans with a company match, the airline said.