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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-11 08:41 PM
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Lockheed Martin to lay off 1,500
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Lockheed Martin, which has an aeronautics site in Marietta, said Thursday it would eliminate 1,500 salaried employees across its second-largest division.

The company has 28,000 aeronautics employees, including 8,000 in Marietta. It did not say how many of the eliminated jobs would come from metro Atlanta, but said its principal sites -- locally and in Texas and California -- would be hit the hardest.

"We're assessing every position, every salary grade, every employee across the aeronautics business," said Erica Crosling, spokeswoman for Lockheeds Marietta location. "We're looking at redundancies of work, work we can get accomplished in other ways."

About 3,000 of Lockheed's Marietta aeronautics workers belong to a union. Denise Rakestraw, president of Local Lodge 709, said none of the layoffs will come from the mechanics union. Crosling said while all employees will be assessed, she thinks the number of union employees -- those who deal directly with the aircraft that are made at the facility -- is sufficient. Lockheed announced plans to hire 400 additional union employees earlier this year, and those plans remain.

Read more: http://www.ajc.com/business/lockheed-martin-to-lay-9941...
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-11 09:03 PM
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1. And so the sabotage continues . . .
. . . they won't stop until they have it all, they won't stop until their completely subservient puppets are in place and we have no means of getting shit.
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-11 09:27 PM
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2. Lockheed announced last fall that their Eagan, MN facility will close by 2013
That affects 1,000 jobs in Minnestoa though they claim that around 600 of those jobs will be moved to other plants around the country.

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2010/11/18/lockheed-marti... /
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-11 09:57 PM
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4. They also recently announced a layoff of 1200 from their Space Systems business unit
This time last year they laid off 90 from the Dallas plant.

They had about 600 executives (corporate wide) take an early retirement program, those employees had all left by the end of February 2011. I know recently some of the employees from the Owego plant were absorbed in Dallas. Lockheed Martin does move employees around. I also know a few Owego employees that moved to Dallas after the presidential helicopter was canceled.
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-11 09:35 PM
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3. They build the F-22 in Marietta
which we do not need.
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James48 Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 05:18 AM
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7. They also build the C-130J in Maretta
which we sell to other nations as well.
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 10:05 AM
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14. That's correct
I've worked on the C-130s there as well as the C5A and C-141s as well 1968 thru 1973 & 1979 thru 1981 ;)
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bossy22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 09:04 AM
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13. so we should continue flying F-15's
which fall apart in mid-air due to age related stress???

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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-02-11 01:21 PM
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20. They're STILL building new ones
and they cost a helluva lot less than the 22s
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quaker bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-11 10:31 PM
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5. Lockheed Martin lays off regularly
Very few people make 30 years there. I know 2. I know many dozens who didn't. It is their management plan. They staff by contract. The contract ends and employment terminates.
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PuffedMica Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 05:05 AM
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6. This is an opportunity for the President to fund a clean, renewable energy program
Lockheed Martin obviously has excess capacity, so contract them to produce alternative energy products. We could employ people in good, high technology jobs while we solve our energy needs.

It is time to turn our merchants of death industry into something that benefits the citizens of this country.
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Yon_Yonson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:50 AM
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8. Its a roller coaster ride working for the Military Industrial Complex
I once worked for Electric Boat General Dynamics Corp. and left because of loss of boat building contacts. They were talking of a 28K (half the shipyard) layoff so we said enough of this BS and came to WI where it happened at my new civilian employer 10 years later. Corporate amerika just dont care about their employees, communities yet alone about America. FUCK EM ... those greedy packs of blood suckers.

Back at EB-GD during the early 90s the talk was of building double hull tankers but CEOs told the Fed either we build submarines or nothing at all. I am not sure how many people actually lost their jobs but the sub boat contact was cut by 50%.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 08:54 AM
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12. NO double hull tankers ... wow
welcome to our forum :hi:
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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 10:29 AM
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15. Why do you think this is possible?
factories are not magic machines that can make anything you want. The very expensive equipment in those factories is specialized to do one thing and that is build airplanes. If they want to build something completely different, they have to rip out the old machinery (at a huge financial loss) and put in new machinery (at a huge cost). Who is going to pay for all those capital improvements? Why would LM do it without the certainty of making money?
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:57 AM
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9. " work we can get accomplished in other ways"
Outsourcing.


Keep making those stockholders happy while crushing America.


Fucks.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 07:36 AM
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10. There's only so much they could outsource
Especially overseas since it's US defense work.
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 07:59 AM
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11. Wish every auto layoff made LBN.
"Lockheed Martin, which has an aeronautics site in Marietta, said Thursday it would eliminate 1,500 salaried employees across its second-largest division."

OK.

"American Axle to close Detroit plant in February"

http://www.freep.com/article/20110701/BUSINESS01/107010...

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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 11:35 AM
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16. There's nothing preventing you from starting threads on auto layoffs is there? n/t
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 01:24 PM
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17. Yes, there is. What's preventing you?
Non-donors may not start threads.

If you want to personalize this, then...why are these jobs any more important than any other? YOUR community, this time? :shrug:
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 01:44 PM
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18. Yes, it concerns my "community"
I have many friends that work at LM Aero in Ft Worth.

Donors can start threads, the only place they're prevented from doing so is in DU Groups.

Non-donor started thread in LBN: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 02:00 PM
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19. Right. I understand how you feel. And you understand how *I* feel, too.
"I have many friends that work at LM Aero in Ft Worth."

Living in metro-Detroit, I understand completely. I also understand that people in other communities don't really care much (or even have much of a sense that they SHOULD care) about economic problems here in Detroit.

"Non-donor started thread in LBN: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph ..."

Honestly, this is new information to me. Admittedly, I have never been a big threadstarter, even for the time that I had a star. That wasn't really my point though.
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