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Lockheed Martin Exec Who Followed Admin Lead on WARN Act Resigns Due to Affair
Pajamas Media ^ | 11/12/2012 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 11/11/2012 5:17:17 PM PST by SeekAndFind

The CEO-in-waiting of the defense contractor who declined to issue WARN Act layoff notices on the urging of the Obama administration — sequestration-related notices mandated by law that would have gone out just before the election — has resigned, citing an affair.

Christopher E. Kubasik, 51, today resigned from his role as vice chairman, president and chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately, Lockheed Martin announced. Kubasik was set to become CEO in January.

He “resigned after an ethics investigation confirmed that he had a close personal relationship with a subordinate employee. His actions violated the company’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, but did not affect the company’s operational or financial performance,” the defense giant said in a statement.

On Oct. 1, Kubasik and Bob Stevens, current chairman and CEO, sent a controversial memo to employees bowing to the administration’s advice to not warn employees of impending sequestration layoffs.

With the 60 days’ notice mandated by the WARN Act, the notices would have gone out at the beginning of November.

“We have been working closely with the government to understand our obligations under the WARN Act and to ensure our employees are provided fair treatment and appropriate notice, if their jobs are impacted by sequestration,” Kubasik and Stevens wrote. “After careful review of the additional guidance provided by the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Defense, we will not issue sequestration-related WARN notices this year. …If sequestration were to happen, we are compelled to comply with the law and will do so as respectfully and as ably as we can.”

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) lashed out at Lockheed for “bowing” to the administration.

“It appears companies will bow to the threat implicit in last week’s OMB guidance; withhold notices today or the government might not cover your court costs down the road,” McKeon said on the day the memo went out. “Let me be clear, neither the OMB guidance nor the Lockheed decision will protect a single defense industry job if sequestration occurs in January.”

Other defense contractors were more guarded than Lockheed in their reactions to the guidance, which the OMB said was provided to “minimize the potential for waste and disruption associated with the issuance of unwarranted layoff notices.”

“General Dynamics has not determined whether we will issue WARN notices to employees as a result of sequestration, because the Defense Department has not informed us of how our programs will be impacted,” Rob Doolittle, staff vice president for communications, told PJM after the Lockheed announcement.

Lockheed Martin immediately elected Marillyn A. Hewson, 58, president of the Electronic Systems business area, to fill Kubasik’s current spot as president and COO and to become CEO in January.

The sequestration, which goes into effect Jan. 2 without “fiscal cliff” action in the lame-duck session, puts more than 2 million jobs at risk.

Virginia, Florida, and Pennsylvania — all swing states won by President Obama — would take the hardest hit with more than 365,000 job losses combined, according to a George Mason University & Chmura Economics and Analytics report.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Florida; US: Pennsylvania; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: affair; ceo; layoffs; lockheedmartin; sequestration; warn; warnact
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1 posted on 11/11/2012 5:17:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This is getting weird.


2 posted on 11/11/2012 5:19:57 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: MestaMachine

Ping.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 5:20:11 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SeekAndFind

Move along, nothing to see here.


4 posted on 11/11/2012 5:21:45 PM PST by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: ilgipper

Yeah, it’s starting to read like a John Semmons semi satire blog.


5 posted on 11/11/2012 5:23:12 PM PST by BipolarBob (I'm joining a Rastafarian cult group and moving to Jamaica.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good. They pushed that WARN bull$hit all year. I should know. My last 13 months of employment with LM were under a WARN for 10 of those months, ending in September 2012. Nice way to end 30 years with the company. And then they decide NOT to issue the WARNs when they were supposed to? I hope more get called on the carpet for this.


6 posted on 11/11/2012 5:24:51 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: ilgipper
This is getting weird.

Not weird. Not even Orwellian. Alinsky-ish.

7 posted on 11/11/2012 5:25:43 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: ilgipper

More than wierd. Frightening. Like, Night of the Long Knives?

Bambi is polishing off his opponents. They may not have been big, serious opponents, but when Herr Whoever comes in, they’ve got to go.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 5:28:26 PM PST by livius
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To: SeekAndFind

This is now a standard press release.
Up next, Hillary steps down due to an affair. (bwahahahahh) ;)


9 posted on 11/11/2012 5:29:25 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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10 posted on 11/11/2012 5:30:17 PM PST by narses
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11 posted on 11/11/2012 5:31:08 PM PST by narses
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To: machogirl

RE: Up next, Hillary steps down due to an affair. (bwahahahahh) ;)

Why should she do it for that reason? Her husband didn’t.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 5:32:05 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: CatOwner
Good. They pushed that WARN bull$hit all year. I should know. My last 13 months of employment with LM were under a WARN for 10 of those months, ending in September 2012. Nice way to end 30 years with the company. And then they decide NOT to issue the WARNs when they were supposed to? I hope more get called on the carpet for this.

Hm, would you care to expand on that?
I've been looking at LM, for employment, as I'd like to get paid to program in Ada... but it seems I never get past the employment/submit-resume stage.
(Does this all mean I should just write LM off as a potential employer?)

13 posted on 11/11/2012 5:34:02 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: CatOwner

Jeese. The late Igor would have made a real ass of himself in your defense. But you could not have found a better defender!


14 posted on 11/11/2012 5:34:11 PM PST by Monkey Face (Please don't take my blanket! I can't face the world unarmed! ~~ Linus)
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To: SeekAndFind

One has to wonder over the last 4 years who all has been blackmailed into going along with the Chicago Obama crowd. I bet they even have Hillary’s FBI files.

How many repubs doing screwy things do they have a leash around?

I suggest all y’all who have been ridin’ dirty with boys or girls in DC, or that has anything to do with government, step up, come clean, and get it over with.

Geesh


15 posted on 11/11/2012 5:36:44 PM PST by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind

No, theirs is a marriage of convenience. I was just kidding. The thought of Hillary having an affair was funny in my own mind I guess. But, she’s now sprouting that school-girl look for someone. Guess is that it’s not Bill.


16 posted on 11/11/2012 5:37:17 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: OneWingedShark

Honestly, I cannot recommend LM as a place of employment, at least in California and probably Colorado. I think that Virginia and Valley Forge won’t be hit as hard (gee, the east coast again). Pensions were eliminated 7 years ago. Health insurance options are extremely limited.


17 posted on 11/11/2012 5:39:01 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: machogirl

True, no affair....but, supposedly Slick hates Obama, but he sure went overboard for O’s re-election.

Make ya wonder.


18 posted on 11/11/2012 5:39:09 PM PST by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind
Why should she do it for that reason? Her husband didn’t.

Her husband didn't need to take a ride under the bus for the greater good: Obama.

19 posted on 11/11/2012 5:39:34 PM PST by hopespringseternal
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To: livius
Son Corleone

"Today, I settled all family business."

20 posted on 11/11/2012 5:40:37 PM PST by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: CatOwner
Honestly, I cannot recommend LM as a place of employment, at least in California and probably Colorado. I think that Virginia and Valley Forge won’t be hit as hard (gee, the east coast again). Pensions were eliminated 7 years ago. Health insurance options are extremely limited.

Thank you for the reply and the non-recommendation.
I agree with you that there's some rotten stuff going on in the east coast area.

21 posted on 11/11/2012 5:44:02 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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I guess they both have enough dirt on the other to cause a stalemate? After the disses at the Clinton’s during the 2008 primary, I would not have believed Hillary would have served under “the One” and Bill would have actively worked for “the One”.


22 posted on 11/11/2012 5:51:42 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like the Chicago Fascists are blackmailing everyone in their way.


23 posted on 11/11/2012 6:23:57 PM PST by Chickensoup
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To: Campion

Yes, I guess that’s it.


24 posted on 11/11/2012 6:31:01 PM PST by livius
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To: machogirl

with a goat


25 posted on 11/11/2012 6:51:01 PM PST by funfan
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To: SeekAndFind

Herman Caine, Petraeus, and now this guy. See another pattern here?


26 posted on 11/11/2012 7:13:15 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: funfan

oh dear.


27 posted on 11/11/2012 8:10:57 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: livius
Bambi is polishing off his opponents.

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The way I read this, the assclown who resigned HELPED Ubanga by covering for him and doing what Ubanga wanted him to do by not broadcasting that more layoffs were coming.

28 posted on 11/11/2012 8:16:13 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SeekAndFind

My goodness. The Beltway Affair is becoming as dangerous as the Soviet Cold.


29 posted on 11/11/2012 9:16:50 PM PST by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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To: SeekAndFind

Are affairs all the obama administration can come up with to keep people in line?


30 posted on 11/11/2012 9:27:24 PM PST by Terry Mross (No liberal who isn't prepared should be askin' me for help. It won't be pretty.)
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To: Terry Mross

Nah. It’s the public explanation...


31 posted on 11/11/2012 10:27:14 PM PST by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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To: OneWingedShark; CatOwner

Let me add something to this discussion.
ALL defense companies did away with pensions a few years back and switched to 401k’s.

ALL defense companies have basically the same health coverage and co-pays...except for Boeing which if I recall still pays ALL of their medical coverage.

Geography has ZERO to do with what contracts a defense contractor has won. IT services is 90% inside the beltway for ALL defense contractors. All non-IT services related contracts are spread out all over the country.

If you are a software ADA guy you will find work within the defense industry with ANY employer. Take the best deal you can get but don’t expect the dividing line to be healthcare cost or retirement pensions. If you have a pension now, no matter what defense contractor you take a new job with, you will not have a pension at your new place of employment.

Remember, you are an employee but you work for a defense contractor. You are only of use to them on THAT speficic contract. Whne that contract is over you might find another job within that same company and stay with them....or you might continue working on the same contract but for the contractor that wins the re-bid. Point is you are working for a hired gun and that makes you a hired gun. Don’t expect loyalty or some long term job security. This isn’t like working for a mom and pop company that makes cupcakes....it is about slim profit margins....award fees and tremendous pressure to meet deadlines, manage contracts and programs and produce results. When that isn’t happening the company is loosing award fee $ and contracts are lost and PM’s are fired. The constant threat of layoff inside defense is what causes engineers to tell their kids to stay away from A&D.

Yes I work for one of the larger defense contractors.


32 posted on 11/11/2012 10:46:38 PM PST by superfries
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To: SeekAndFind

Petraius and now Kubasik, big time players for Boma’s image and political intents. There have so many prominent people on the support list for Obama it should make the populace suspicious there is more secret/confidential in dark places. I would guess that high military and politicians have secret files. It should be recalled that Obama won his Illinois Senate seat by outing ‘dirt’ on his Republican opponent so such is not a new trick by Obama and his enablers.


33 posted on 11/11/2012 10:47:02 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: SeekAndFind; randita
Virginia, Florida, and Pennsylvania — all swing states won by President Obama — would take the hardest hit with more than 365,000 job losses combined, according to a George Mason University & Chmura Economics and Analytics report.

Ping!

34 posted on 11/11/2012 11:49:51 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: SeekAndFind

35 posted on 11/11/2012 11:56:43 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SeekAndFind
Virginia, Florida, and Pennsylvania — all swing states won by President Obama — would take the hardest hit with more than 365,000 job losses combined, according to a George Mason University & Chmura Economics and Analytics report.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Industrial strength Schadenfreude!

Half of the US electorate is of below average IQ...

36 posted on 11/12/2012 12:17:48 AM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: SeekAndFind

” The CEO-in-waiting of the defense contractor who declined to issue WARN Act layoff notices on the urging of the Obama administration —sequestration-related notices mandated by law that would have gone out just before the election —has resigned, citing an affair.”

He resigns because of an affair and not breaking the law. I see.


37 posted on 11/12/2012 1:24:18 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: SeekAndFind

So, Obama offered to pay for legal fees, with OUR money, until after the election, and just like Petraues, he was outed AFTER the election when they weren’t needed Anymore!


38 posted on 11/12/2012 3:40:10 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: machogirl

Hillay’s a switch hitter or maybe a straight lesbian.


39 posted on 11/12/2012 3:41:02 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Well, Petra=ASS ALSO helped Obama when he came out and said iit was the VIDEO in Benghazi!!! THAT”S when I KNEW etra-ASS was DIRTY AS SIN!!


40 posted on 11/12/2012 3:43:35 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Terry Mross

What if the so-called affairs are just a cover? We don’t know what really goes on. We do know Obama is controlled by others. Perhaps others are, too. I doubt we’ll ever know the truth.


41 posted on 11/12/2012 5:18:08 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind
Resigned because of an affair?

That is new.

42 posted on 11/12/2012 6:18:16 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: superfries
If you are a software Ada guy you will find work within the defense industry with ANY employer.

Hm, I wish; as I said before I can't even seem to get a toe in the door. (Probably due to wanting X years of [professional] experience; I graduated in Dec 2010 and have had a total of 0 years professional experience.)

43 posted on 11/12/2012 6:29:46 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Lancey Howard

It seems counter-intuitive, but the “useful idiots” are always the first people that communists kill off. They are the people who will become disillusioned and fight when the sheep’s clothing comes off and communism is revealed to be the godforsaken tyranny that it is. Getting rid of the “useful idiots” is the final step before the sheep’s clothing comes off and the coup becomes an open, indisputable fact.

Things are gonna get very bumpy very quickly. And it has nothing to do with sex.


44 posted on 11/12/2012 7:18:56 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Ann Archy

yucky


45 posted on 11/12/2012 8:57:13 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: butterdezillion

46 posted on 11/12/2012 9:58:18 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Campion

Hey! I didn’t authorize that picture!!


47 posted on 11/12/2012 10:25:20 AM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney needed to do more on this. He should have been shouting it in those states.


48 posted on 11/12/2012 10:50:03 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: OneWingedShark
Are you female?

Are you a minority?

Are you homosexual?

Are you Asian?

If so, the HR software will pick up those words when screening resumes, so, be sure to list that info someplace, like under “Activities” where you were secretary of some female group, or president of The Black Students Society, or President of the universities GLBTXYZ Club.

You WILL get a call.

White male?

Hardly any chance.

In Boeing, every so often they would parade the new hires through on an orientation tour, and usually it was about a group of 12, with white males accounting (at best) for about four. Females were about four, with minority males accounting for the other four. Very noticeable because engineering graduates are overwhelmingly white and male, so the statistics are skewed, indeed. Oh, and can't overlook the fact Boeing execs would get a pay bump for mentoring females and minorities, not for mentoring white males. No incentive to hire white males.

Serious.

49 posted on 11/12/2012 11:35:30 AM PST by Hulka
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To: Hulka

Sounds like they were Americans at least.

In the past 5 years, almost all the new employees were Indians at the company I worked for until being laid off.

It is probably 75% Indian (Muslim and Hindu) currently.


50 posted on 11/12/2012 12:56:32 PM PST by FR_addict
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