Boeing’s Defense Division Announces Massive Layoffs Day After Election, Just Like Obama Asked Them To Do

Boeing’s Defense Division Announces Massive Layoffs Day After Election, Just Like Obama Asked Them To Do – Weasel Zippers

Obama actually offered to reimburse them severance costs if they waited until after the election, no way this is legal.


Boeing announced a major restructuring of its defense division on Wednesday that will cut 30 percent of management jobs from 2010 levels, close facilities in California and consolidate several business units to cut costs.

The company told employees about the changes on Wednesday, in a memo obtained by Reuters and confirmed by Boeing.

Boeing, the Pentagon’s second-largest supplier, said the changes were the latest step in an affordability drive that has already reduced the company’s costs by $2.2 billion since 2010, according to the memo.

The measures come as U.S. weapons makers are under pressure to cut costs and preserve profit margins amid dwindling defense spending in the U.S.

In a message to employees, Dennis Muilenburg, chief executive of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, said the company aimed to cut costs by an additional $1.6 billion from 2013 through 2015.

From October 1st, Via The Hill:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says that he will do anything he can to block the Obama administration from reimbursing defense contractors for severance costs if the firms don’t send layoff notices to employees.

The Obama administration issued guidance Friday that said defense firms’ costs would be covered if they have to layoff workers due to canceled contracts under the across-the-board cuts set to take effect Jan. 2.

Graham and other Republicans were livid after the Obama administration issued the guidance on Friday telling contractors that their legal costs would be covered due to canceled contracts under sequestration, but only if they did not issue layoff notices before sequestration occurs – and before the November election.

“I will do everything in my power to make sure not one taxpayer dollar is spent reimbursing companies for failure to comply with WARN Act,” Graham told The Hill in a phone interview Monday. “That is so beyond the pale – I think it’s patently illegal.”

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4 thoughts on “Boeing’s Defense Division Announces Massive Layoffs Day After Election, Just Like Obama Asked Them To Do”

  1. Reblogged this on Rightlinks Blog – Greece: Setting the standard for Democrats everywhere and commented:
    Here is a partial list of companies that have announced mass layoffs started laying off or have already started laying off since the election. Sadly, this is just the beginning of more to come.

    H/T Kimber Chitwood
    – Westinghouse
    – Research in Motion Ltd.
    – Lightyear Network Solutions
    – Providence Journal
    – Hawker Beechcraft
    – Boeing
    – CVPH Medical Center
    – US Cellular
    – Commerzbank
    – Iberia
    – Momentive Performance Materials
    – Brake Parts
    – Gameforge Berlin
    – Vestas Wind Systems
    – Husqvarna
    – ING
    – Ericsson
    – SRA International
    – PerkinElmer
    – Majestic Star Casino and Hotel
    – Center for Hospice NY
    – Bristol-Myers
    – Lower Bucks Hospital
    – Oce North America
    – Corning
    – United Blood Services Gulf
    – Atlantic Lottery Corporation
    – Welch Allyn
    – Dana Holding
    – Stryker
    – Boston Scientific
    – Medtronic
    – Smith & Nephew
    – Abbott Labs
    – Covidien
    – Kinetic Concepts
    – St. Jude
    – Hill Rom
    – Darden Restaurants
    – JANCOA
    – Kroger
    – Caterpillar
    – Alcatel-Lucent
    – Umatilla Chemical
    – Rocketdyne
    – Wright-Patterson AFB
    – Energizer
    – Volvo
    – TE Connectivity
    – CSX
    – Raytheon

  2. Oh well, hope those so called intellects/lefties whom are getting the axe enjoy their food stamps. We will pick up their foreclosed homes soon at rock bottom prices and rent them back to them at a tidy profit. Sweet.

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