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Sikorsky Loses Marine One Maintenance Contract; 85 Workers Affected

Sikorsky Loses Marine One Maintenance Contract; 85 Workers Affected

The U.S. Navy has reassigned maintenance work on the president's Marine One helicopter program to Florida after failing to reach agreement on a contract with Sikorsky in Stratford.

Paul Jackson, a spokesman for Sikorsky, said about 85 workers will be affected. Sikorsky, owned by Lockheed Martin Corp., does not have information on how many workers may be reassigned, voluntarily leave or be laid off, he said.

Sikorsky will work with the Teamsters union to adjust the workforce in compliance with a labor contract, including reassigning workers where possible to other jobs and offering the option to voluntarily leave, Jackson said.

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