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February 26, 2013

Lockheed lays off another 68 in Fort Worth

Another 68 employees at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in west Fort Worth received layoff notices on Monday.

Lockheed spokesman Ken Ross said the layoffs are needed to adjust staffing based on program and business needs and are not related to sequestration,the automatic federal spending cuts that could take effect on Friday if Congress doesn't take action on the budget.

Lockheed has announced more than 300 layoffs since January at the plant, which builds the F-35 and F-16 fighter jets. The complex has about 14,000 employees.

Employees haven’t been told if more layoffs are coming, but rumors are flying that more notices are in store, said Paul Black, president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 776. Black said layoffs notices went to material handlers, aircraft mechanics and aircraft assemblers.

-- Yamil Berard


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TXKeith

Yay for the Unions!!!! Job destruction is their game!

Bill Davis

More worthless salaried Republicans and Teabaggers will get the ax in March. Domestic terrorism is their game!

John E Boy

Many salaried employees have are will be laid off also - this includes 6 Directors, 50 Senior Managers, and many engineers due to restructuring within the Engineering Core. The anticipated number of white collar workers in this latest round is about 300.

TXTalk

The union is part of Lockheed. There are photos of union brass having drinks and cigars while the strikers were walking in 100+ degrees during the strike. They are not to help the workers. Just the politicians.

JR

The name " teabagger " is derrogatory term towards gay people. I am surprised that was not censored.

CER

I think laying off people who have worked hard for Lockheed for years is terrible and they should look at other ways to restructure and save money.

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