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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:19 AM
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120 cut from shipyards in Louisiana, Mississippi
120 cut from shipyards in Louisiana, Mississippi
Last Update: 1/11/2005 9:02:30 AM
Posted By: Devin Walker

(UNDATED-AP) January 11 -- Northrop Grumman Ship Systems has laid off 120 workers at its two shipyards near New Orleans and Pascagoula, Mississippi, as the result of U.S. Navy budget cuts.

Seventy drafting and design workers were cut Monday from the Ingalls shipyard in Mississippi while another 50 were laid off at the Avondale shipyard near New Orleans.

Avondale employs about 7,200 workers, while Ingalls has about 12,450. The division includes two smaller fabrication yards in Tallulah and Gulfport, Mississippi. The layoffs are effective January 20th.

Northrop's senior shipbuilding executive said last week that the company will eliminate about 2,500 jobs from its regional shipyards over the next four years.
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http://wpmi.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=0A32A7...
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:22 AM
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1. More layoffs in red states
Apparently the blue states have taken just about all the hits they can anymore, and now it's time for the Republicans to cannibalize their own.

But residents of Louisiana and Mississippi can take comfort in the fact that a Mr. Morality himself, George W. Bush, is in the White House even as they battle the dog for scraps.
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:24 AM
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3. Naaa....
Let em eat cake...hehehehehehehe :smoke:
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:27 AM
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4. Yeah, as they're in the trash heap wrestling Fido for a ham bone...
They can be chanting "Fags can't marry! Fags can't marry!" and thinking, "What kind of garbage would Jesus eat?"
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BrainRants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:23 AM
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2. Red State layoffs?
I hear the military could use some warm bodies.
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:50 AM
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5. 130 also cut at Bath Iron Works in ME.
DoD is shifting money away from procurement and R&D to fund the running expenses of Junta Boy's Excellent Adventure in Iraq.
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