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Lockheed says it won’t
issue layoff notices

Washington Times, by Susan Crabtree

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/1/2012 10:31:26 PM

Lockheed Martin on Monday backed down from its summertime threat to issue layoff warnings to employees just before the November election, saying the Obama administration has given assurances that it won’t immediately kill any major defense contracts when automatic spending cuts go into effect in January. The announcement ends a months-long standoff with the administration that could have turned into a political headache, but the news drew criticism from Republicans who questioned whether the Pentagon and White House budget office even had the legal authorityknown as sequesters

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fayebeck, 10/1/2012 10:35:03 PM     (No. 8903300)

Chickendookie outfit. Someone from Lockheed should be in jail with obama.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: smidgen, 10/1/2012 10:35:03 PM     (No. 8903299)

Why in heaven's name would Lockheed believe a word this gang of thugs tells them?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/1/2012 10:43:27 PM     (No. 8903310)

#2, you ask why Lockheed would believe a word this gang of thugs tells them? FYI, please note the following:

"Lockheed Martin Corp., the world’s largest defense company, attracted more U.S. government contract revenue even as cuts weighed on many of its peers.

The company’s direct contracts rose 10 percent to $42.9 billion in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30..."

Any questions?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: reddfroge, 10/1/2012 10:53:38 PM     (No. 8903329)

the 'heads' of Lockheed need to be fired

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/1/2012 10:54:50 PM     (No. 8903331)

Those pesky federal laws become easy to avoid when the pResident tells the company they can just ignore them - just the way he does.

/contempt off/

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Reply 6 - Posted by: geoman, 10/1/2012 10:55:17 PM     (No. 8903332)

31 U.S.C. 1341 would apply making this a law-of-the-land issue.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/1/2012 10:59:28 PM     (No. 8903339)

That's our Obie. Always looking out for his own political backside. He wants their votes first, then lay them off. Real slick.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/1/2012 11:04:26 PM     (No. 8903347)

Gee, I wonder if Employees have ANY opinion about what is going on? Merry Christmas, you guys! You'll find out after the Election, IF obama wins! Obviously, there's no shame when you live in obamaland like the ingrates running Lockheed. They assume they will get their fines paid by Taxpayers because the grifter-in-chief told them so. Guess what, Geniuses... The Election will be over on Nov 6 and after Mitt Romney is President, Lockheed, etc., aren't going to get a DIME from Taxpayers for aiding the criminal activities of obama. Lots of luck!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Crosscut, 10/1/2012 11:24:09 PM     (No. 8903374)

Cowards. Submitting to intimidation and blackmail thuggery from the Obama administration. Must be part of the Chicago way of doing things.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: cjohn2979, 10/1/2012 11:49:09 PM     (No. 8903408)

Let them know how you feel.

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/contact.html

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mercedesops, 10/2/2012 12:25:10 AM     (No. 8903448)

Lockheed employees you are being sold down the river. The Obama Labor Department has told Lockheed that if they lay you off the Obama regime will pay their legal fees if you sue them for not giving you 90 days notice. I have workedwith LM on several projects and I can say of all he defense comtractors they have the least amount of loyalty to their employees. I would take unemployment before I would work for LM.
LM employess you are being screwed--big time

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/2/2012 1:15:22 AM     (No. 8903474)

Lockheed does not have to send out the notices, as you can bet that every one of their employees knows about the possible layoffs by now, and that goes for all the other defense contractors as well.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/2/2012 3:51:57 AM     (No. 8903534)

Wouldn't it be karma if the DOL turned around and sued Lockheed for not complying with the law as currently written?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 10/2/2012 4:42:11 AM     (No. 8903547)

Maybe Lockheed is banking on Obama losing.

If so they might want to hold on to their employees so that when production of the F-22 starts back up under Romney/Ryan they have the team in place



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Reply 15 - Posted by: danu, 10/2/2012 5:28:15 AM     (No. 8903559)

All hell should rain down on LM for this sneaky ploy to con the taxpayer, and their employees--and on this lawless lying liars mal-Administration.

A pox on all their privy parts! to quote Wm Shakespeare. or not.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: IGWTrust, 10/2/2012 6:39:35 AM     (No. 8903605)

Boy..the guy can't run a government lawfully but he sure knows how to usr Chicago mafia tactics while running the gov. into the ground.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 10/2/2012 8:01:57 AM     (No. 8903728)

Don't worry. We the people will pick up the bill. We pay for everything else the King demands

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Reply 18 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/2/2012 12:10:29 PM     (No. 8904273)

(quitely: and you will get lots of govt. contracts for your cooperation)

Obama, now who's next we have to bribe, Ahem, help?

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