Skip to comments.Lockheed Martin machinists vote to strike at midnight (FOOLS!)
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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Good, that’ll leave less union communist money to influence elections. Plus, the more that union members suffer, the weaker unions become.
Gee, that ought to help clear out the unemployed aerospace workers from Wichita.
It’s ok. The union leaders will all still have jobs.
International means that they are NOT America Firsters. Striking is the one thing that union types do exceptionally well.
Irony is ironic.
Now THAT may kill off the F-35.The Boeing cheerleaders here should be happy.
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.
Couldn’t strike at a better time. With unemployment down and the economy up. /s
I guess the IAM thinks that since the F35 program is starting to turn the corner, that they have a better “bargaining” position.
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.
Boeing is still recovering from ITS’ Mechanics strike in 2008.... although I’m sure they’re happy with LockMart’s troubles...
can 1.9 hundred people still be considered “hundreds?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
I forgot to mention, I also worked on the ATB.
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.
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.
Nope but another girl in the group was from LA. :)
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.