By Adam Allington, St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis, MO – 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.
"These flight attendants that were called back to work today would have been long gone had we not able to extend to extend their recall rights, to give them this opportunity now to come back to work at very important careers that many of them had been at for decades," says McCaskill.
The TWA-American merger cost upwards of ten thousand jobs in Missouri.
American also plans to recall 250 furloughed pilots.