With Strike Over, Focus Turns to Disagreement Btwn Candidates on the 6,000 Jobs That Depend on F-35 Fighter Project
“The end of this strike is great news for Lockheed Martin, the people who work there now and those who will work there in the future. It is also great news for the local businesses and their employees who saw a significant drop in business during the strike. I congratulate both labor and company leadership for working through hard negotiations to reach an agreement.
This strike made it clear that the economy in our region is highly dependent on the jobs and economic growth that come with the F-16 and F-35 fighter jet projects at Lockheed. While the strike is over, the people in North Texas should remember that I am the only candidate running for the new 33rd congressional district who supports keeping the F-35 fighter at Lockheed. My opponent has stated plainly and repeatedly that he does not support and will not fight to keep the F-35 fighter. He will let the F-35 and the over 6,000 jobs it supports in North Texas go away. His irresponsible stand on the F-35 not only harms those who work at Lockheed Martin, it hurts the economy in our entire reg