Leaving L3 with severance certainly beats staying in this mess. Management only cares for themselves and how they can put more money in their own pockets. They don't listen to their employees' concerns and even if they did, they wouldn't give a damn. Speaking up can easily result in ending up fired (not laid off, fired). Those who got out are the lucky ones.
You can speak up (or say whatever you want) if you are in the "protected" categories.
Don't fool yourself. These are the people in control. Pathetic.