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At White House Request, Lockheed Martin Drops Plan to Issue Layoff Notices
ABCNews.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | Mary Bruce and Jake Tapper

Posted on 10/02/2012 9:00:00 AM PDT by castowell

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin heeded a request from the White House today — one with political overtones — and announced it will not issue layoff notices to thousands of employees just days before the November presidential election.

Lockheed, one of the biggest employers in the key battleground state of Virginia, previously warned it would have to issue notices to employees, required by law, due to looming defense cuts set to begin to take effect after Jan. 2 because of the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — the so-called Super-committee, which was created to find a way to cut $1.5 trillion from the federal deficit over the next decade.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2012; alinskytactics; backoffbarry; bhocorruption; bhofascism; bribery; corruption; criminalpresident; debates; defensespending; democrats; economy; elections; govtabuse; impeach; jobs; lockheed; lockheedmartin; lokcheedmartin; nobama2012; obama; obamatruthfile; pagingmittromney; sequestration; thuggery; unemployment; virginia; warnact
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1 posted on 10/02/2012 9:00:10 AM PDT by castowell
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To: castowell

so they will still be laid off, just not notified in accordance with the law?


2 posted on 10/02/2012 9:01:40 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: castowell

So, people have to wait until after the election to learn who gets the chop. Yeah, that is going to make family budgets fun...


3 posted on 10/02/2012 9:01:40 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: castowell

Turn out the lights, the party is over.


4 posted on 10/02/2012 9:01:59 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: castowell
Is this finally the outrage that is TOO blatant for the likes of the NYTimes, ABC, MSNBC, to ignore?

He's breaking the law to influence the election and he's not even trying to hide it.

Without a vigilant press, we are doomed to armed revolution.

5 posted on 10/02/2012 9:02:53 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
So much for Obama’s management of news.
6 posted on 10/02/2012 9:04:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: dead

This is nuts. So what happens IF he wins and 20,000+ workers are laid off? Crickets?

I worked at GD when A12 was canceled and between GD and McAir over 10K were laid off in ONE DAY.

This is unfreakingbelievable.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 9:04:59 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: dead

>> Without a vigilant press, we are doomed to armed revolution.

Did you see Pat Caddell’s rant against the Leftwing propaganda machine? It was good.


8 posted on 10/02/2012 9:05:49 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: castowell

Just when I thought I couldn’t be more of a Boeing fan...

The upside is that every worker at L-M knows that Obama is not only the reason this is being hidden, but is the reason that the cuts are happening in the first place. They also know that Obama tried real, real hard to keep people just like them from having good jobs in SC by siccing his labor board on Boeing. And, our guys will be able to pound away at this from the stump just as much as they could pound away at actual losses.


9 posted on 10/02/2012 9:05:54 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: castowell

So what are we saying here?
That the workers at Lockheed Martin are stupid? That they do not read news papers? Watch TV news?
Regardless of a memo going out in November wouldn’t you think that most of the workers there have some knowledge of this possibility?


10 posted on 10/02/2012 9:08:32 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: castowell

Lockheed Martin got the message there was an existential threat if they went ahead with the notices and Obama was re-elected.


11 posted on 10/02/2012 9:11:00 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Army Air Corps

I’m sure the majority already know if they’re getting laid off.


12 posted on 10/02/2012 9:13:18 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: castowell

“drops plan” Lib speak for “breaks the law requiring”


13 posted on 10/02/2012 9:14:25 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1351 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: castowell
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin heeded a request from the White House today — one with political overtones — and announced it will not issue layoff notices to thousands of employees just days before the November presidential election.

How sweet it would be if Mitt Romney would bring this up at the first debate and kindly inform the public that their job literally is at stake in this election.

14 posted on 10/02/2012 9:14:51 AM PDT by manovark
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To: Army Air Corps

Maybe the families’ uncertainty will backfire on Obama.


15 posted on 10/02/2012 9:17:30 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: dead

Yep. Make your list up now. Think local. Act local.


16 posted on 10/02/2012 9:17:39 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (I'll take over the Mormon over the Moron any day!)
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To: manovark

Do you think Romney will stop those cuts in Jan?


17 posted on 10/02/2012 9:19:03 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: kevslisababy
so they will still be laid off, just not notified in accordance with the law?

Yes.

On the bright side, the obama administration will pay any fees, penalties and legal expenses Lockheed-Martin would be subject to as a result of violating the WARN Act.

On the brighter side, your tax dollars will cover it.

On the brightest side, L-M just landed a fat radar maintenance contract in North Carolina.

18 posted on 10/02/2012 9:20:00 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1351 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: castowell

Fascism is as fascism does.


19 posted on 10/02/2012 9:20:40 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: dead
Is this finally the outrage that is TOO blatant for the likes of the NYTimes, ABC, MSNBC, to ignore?

You made a funny!

Not bad, not bad at all!

20 posted on 10/02/2012 9:21:13 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1351 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Qwackertoo
So what happens IF he wins and 20,000+ workers are laid off? Crickets?

Bush will be blamed.

21 posted on 10/02/2012 9:22:41 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1351 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Mr. Silverback
our guys will be able to pound away at this from the stump just as much as they could pound away at actual losses.

Aye, they 'ave the ABILITY, do they 'ave the WILL?

22 posted on 10/02/2012 9:24:21 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1351 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Qwackertoo

It’s a win win for Zero. If he wins the lame stream media will ignore it.

If Zero looses the MSM will hang the lay offs around Romney’s neck “See! We told you things would be worse under Romney!”

Romney should get ahead of this right now.

“remember, any special deals Obama might offer you that are illegal won’t be honored if I win”


23 posted on 10/02/2012 9:25:45 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Yes, but Lockheed has a LEGAL REQUIREMENT to notify them.

Do you believe rumor is an acceptable substitute for hard data?


24 posted on 10/02/2012 9:27:16 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1351 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: stuartcr
I’m sure the majority already know if they’re getting laid off.

Ahhhh, the apologists are out in force today...

25 posted on 10/02/2012 9:28:41 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1351 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: George from New England
Maybe the families’ uncertainty will backfire on Obama.

Yup. With notification 20,000 L-M employees would know they were going to be let go if Obama and Sequestration prevail.

Without WARN notification EVERY SINGLE L-M employee would worry if they are one of the 20,000.

26 posted on 10/02/2012 9:32:52 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1351 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: castowell

Every corrupt government SOB involved in this incident should be fired. Actually I am not sure how this can be legal. A bribe is implicit here although I am not sure how one would prove that legally.


27 posted on 10/02/2012 9:34:55 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: castowell

they should issue a notice that they will NOT be able to issue layoff notices, by request of Obama

that should go over just as good


28 posted on 10/02/2012 9:38:27 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: null and void

No, I worked for LM and other def contractors for a number of years, that’s what is done. People know before it’s official.


29 posted on 10/02/2012 9:42:29 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: castowell

But aren’t they required by law to give so much notice?


30 posted on 10/02/2012 9:45:57 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: stuartcr
People suspect. No one knows until they are notified.

In many jobs, people get nervous. Folks in the auto industry were nervous in 2009. But most people are optimists -- they don't ramp up the job search until they know that they are on the list of people that might go.

These people suspect -- they do not know.

And now they won't. Until it happens.

31 posted on 10/02/2012 9:47:34 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Gene Eric

Did you see Pat Caddell’s rant against the Leftwing propaganda machine?

Could you post a link?


32 posted on 10/02/2012 9:48:31 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: castowell

That man should be impeached for using the power of government to change the outcome of the election.


33 posted on 10/02/2012 9:51:00 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Fascism is wrong even when practiced by the government.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

right


34 posted on 10/02/2012 9:51:17 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: stuartcr
No, I worked for LM and other def contractors for a number of years, that’s what is done. People know before it’s official.

So, you are in FULL support of Obama using your tax dollars to indemnify L-M and conspire with them to BREAK THE LAW.

Given your unfailing history of supporting Obama, I'm not in the slightest bit surprised.

35 posted on 10/02/2012 9:52:28 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1351 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: castowell

How do they continue to do these things is so demoralizing.


36 posted on 10/02/2012 9:53:22 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: mnehring; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ..
If thinking the President would conspire with a company to break the law, and use our tax dollars to cover all the resulting legal expenses and penalties that it might "suffer" isn't something that only a real nut-job would contemplate, I don't know what is.

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

37 posted on 10/02/2012 10:01:20 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1351 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: castowell
IMPEACH BARACK OBRIBERY!
38 posted on 10/02/2012 10:03:17 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: castowell

Those Lockheed workers know what’s in the wind if Nobama is re-elected. Either no budget or cut budget—same difference. They will not vote for Nobama. Lockheed is being extorted somehow.


39 posted on 10/02/2012 10:04:29 AM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: castowell

Those Lockheed workers know what’s in the wind if Nobama is re-elected. Either no budget or cut budget—same difference. They will not vote for Nobama. Lockheed is being extorted somehow.


40 posted on 10/02/2012 10:04:44 AM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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We have to move forward to the future we imagined in 2008 where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules.
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41 posted on 10/02/2012 10:05:23 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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42 posted on 10/02/2012 10:05:47 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Qwackertoo

Who’s going to prosecute the companies if they don’t ever give layoff notices? No one. This is the lawless administration. It will NOT follow any law that it doesn’t find necessary to achieve its goals.


43 posted on 10/02/2012 10:06:24 AM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: null and void

And yet that is exactly what his administration has done......Lordy we are in such deep trouble


44 posted on 10/02/2012 10:06:40 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: dead
Without a vigilant press, we are doomed to armed revolution.

Imagine a Republican president trying to get away with this!

45 posted on 10/02/2012 10:07:47 AM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

right


46 posted on 10/02/2012 10:10:45 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: null and void

???


47 posted on 10/02/2012 10:12:29 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: castowell

This is clearly an impeachable offense, as are numerous other infractions. So what do we do about it? Continue to allow him to operate above the law?

I am tired of feeling outraged everyday. I want action.


48 posted on 10/02/2012 10:16:34 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: castowell

So, they’re still in the headchopping line. If anything, that should make them more determined to vote against hussein.


49 posted on 10/02/2012 10:17:01 AM PDT by bgill
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To: null and void; sickoflibs
cmon now, we havent had any deaths yet, therefore comparing this to chicago politics is apples/oranges...

LM should sent out notices to its employees, stating that it was asked to not send out *layoff* notices, and that their jobs are secure up until the point that they are suddenly not secure...

of course the alphabet agency anal crawl would be huge after that...

not to worry though, RR will undo everything on day one, or 1001, or...???

50 posted on 10/02/2012 10:18:17 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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