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Lockheed Martin machinists vote to strike at midnight (FOOLS!)
wfaa ^ | 4/22/2012 | staff

Posted on 04/22/2012 3:25:01 PM PDT by tobyhill

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers has voted to go on strike against Lockheed Martin.

The decision to decline the latest contract offer from the giant defense contractor came at a meeting of union members at Fort Worth's Cowtown Coliseum Sunday afternoon.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: f16; f35; lockheed; strike; union

1 posted on 04/22/2012 3:25:05 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Good, that’ll leave less union communist money to influence elections. Plus, the more that union members suffer, the weaker unions become.


2 posted on 04/22/2012 3:27:03 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: tobyhill
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers has voted to go on strike against Lockheed Martin.

Gee, that ought to help clear out the unemployed aerospace workers from Wichita.

3 posted on 04/22/2012 3:29:50 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: tobyhill

It’s ok. The union leaders will all still have jobs.


4 posted on 04/22/2012 3:29:57 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: tobyhill
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

International means that they are NOT America Firsters. Striking is the one thing that union types do exceptionally well.

5 posted on 04/22/2012 3:33:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: tobyhill
The decision to decline the latest contract offer from the giant defense contractor came at a meeting of union members at Fort Worth's Cowtown Coliseum

Irony is ironic.

6 posted on 04/22/2012 3:33:33 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: tobyhill

Now THAT may kill off the F-35.The Boeing cheerleaders here should be happy.


7 posted on 04/22/2012 3:38:04 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: freedomfiter2

The unions never seem to get it.

The membership needs to have jobs with a single employer in order to remain a union.

Immelt should lock them out, and relocate those plants to Georgia.

Yes, I intended to say Immelt. GE has 41% of the voting shares (the largest voting block), and two seats on LM’s Board of Directors.


8 posted on 04/22/2012 3:43:52 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: tobyhill

Couldn’t strike at a better time. With unemployment down and the economy up. /s


9 posted on 04/22/2012 3:44:25 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: Ouderkirk
Air Force plant #4 belongs to the Federal Government under the aresenal clause of the Constitution. They might move the work. But that would be it.

/johnny

10 posted on 04/22/2012 3:47:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: tobyhill

I guess the IAM thinks that since the F35 program is starting to turn the corner, that they have a better “bargaining” position.


11 posted on 04/22/2012 3:50:36 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: tobyhill
What a room full of stupid and lazy looks like.

Hundreds of members of the Lockheed Martin International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers met at the Cowtown Coliseum Sunday afternoon to vote on terms of a new contract.

12 posted on 04/22/2012 4:00:47 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: PAR35

Boeing is still recovering from ITS’ Mechanics strike in 2008.... although I’m sure they’re happy with LockMart’s troubles...


13 posted on 04/22/2012 4:01:15 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Lazlo in PA

can 1.9 hundred people still be considered “hundreds?”


14 posted on 04/22/2012 4:12:58 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: tobyhill
Isn't Texas a right to work state?


15 posted on 04/22/2012 4:16:53 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: tobyhill

My husband and I worked there when it was General Dynamics on both the F-16 and A-12 programs . . . way before we ever worked there . . . I remember reading about the strike and police had to be called, management had to be escorted onto the property and nails spread on the roadway leading to the main plant. Those people were way over paid as it was . . . I remember even back in the late 80’s and early 90’s the janitors were making 50-60K per year with their overtime. Most of the line workers made more than double what our senior engineers were making, triple our entry level engineers. Poor babies . . . and here they are stupid enough to go on strike in this economy.


16 posted on 04/22/2012 4:31:03 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: tobyhill

The dues paying members never learn that they don’t make a nickel from a strike.
I was a member of both the IAW and UAW in the 70’s, and it became apparent that the Company would simply let you strike long enough to pay for the “increase”, over the next 3 years.
Only the thugs running the union, ever benefitted from the increase in dues.


17 posted on 04/22/2012 4:37:32 PM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: PAR35

Screw Boeing. Those clowns along with SAIC mismanaged the Future Combat Systems contract so bad it got cancelled, putting thousands out of work. Boeing and SAIC still made millions without producing squat. The only thing worth a damn that would have come out of FCS was the NLOS Cannon.


18 posted on 04/22/2012 4:43:05 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Qwackertoo

I worked there as a young engineer from 82 to 85. I was part of the Stealth technology group. I worked on the ATF program - eventually led to the F-22 Raptor. I worked with Glen Arey, Alan Streater, Disck Schnacke, Pat Cahill, Keith Jackson, and Charlie Liang. We operated the radar range in the back of the property.


19 posted on 04/22/2012 4:55:52 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: Qwackertoo

I forgot to mention, I also worked on the ATB.


20 posted on 04/22/2012 4:57:15 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: tang-soo

Keith Jackson, I remember him . . . he was highly thought of. I worked with Jim Gault, Marty Holland, Milo Anderson, to name a few. Test Station Software. Husband (well he wasn’t husband then) was Test Station Hardware. Over in BT106 and the Sil then over at the new A-12 Building that was built “special” for the program.


21 posted on 04/22/2012 5:00:47 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Qwackertoo

Grin. I also worked in the A-12 building. When you mentioned the “Sil”, it suddenly dawned on me. Were you from Louisiana and your husband a touring semi-pro tennis player? If so, I’ll send you a private message and tell you who i am.


22 posted on 04/22/2012 5:18:19 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: tang-soo

Nope but another girl in the group was from LA. :)


23 posted on 04/22/2012 5:19:35 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Qwackertoo

I can’t remember her name, but if that is who I’m thinking of, her husband’s name was Lit. Nice chatting - good memories.


24 posted on 04/22/2012 5:22:10 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: freedomfiter2

YEP


25 posted on 04/22/2012 6:49:24 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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