McKinney: "Discrimination at Lockheed Martin is Alive and
February 2, 2000
Congresswoman McKinney (D-4th) highlighted on the House
Floor seemingly endemic discrimination against African Americans
and women at Lockheed Martin plants located in the southeastern
United States. From Alabama through Georgia and South Carolina up
to North Carolina, complaints have been filed against the management
of Lockheed Martin.
These complaints allege
. . . .An African-American female, for restroom privileges, was
required to get a pass from white employeesand to have an escort.
African-American male who has worked at the facility for 20 years
was surprised by a noose draped over his work area. White women
also have been subjected to some of the same experiences, one was
harassed by her supervisor and a subcontractor tried to intimidate
her by urinating around her desk and spilling tobacco juice on her
Recently the EEOC office
in Georgia has substantiated nine complaints with findings of discrimination
and a class action against the company is under active consideration.
Similar actions are under way in Alabama, South Carolina, and North
"Can we send Lockheed
Martin a message? You bet we can!
Simply, say NO
to more pork till they clean up their slop." Concluded McKinney.