Lockheed Martin stands by F-35 production schedule despite factory strike
By Matthew Bell
Lockheed Martin has told IHS Jane's it expects no short-term affect on its production schedule for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter after thousands of employees went on strike at its factory in Fort Worth, Texas.
About 3,600 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) union went on strike after midnight on 23 April following rejection of Lockheed Martin's new contract benefit proposals, said the company.
The employees work primarily on production of F-35 and F-16 aircraft at the site, which employs 14,000 people in total.91 of 281 words
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