International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Union Asks Members For Pay Cut In Sikorsky Deal

Union Asks Members For Pay Cut In Sikorsky Deal

The Teamsters union, which represents nearly 4,000 Sikorsky workers, is asking its members to approve a 25 percent pay cut for workers hired beginning next year, part of a state deal to ensure that the company continues manufacturing next-generation U.S. Navy helicopters in Stratford until at least 2032.

Lockheed Martin Corp., the parent company of Sikorsky, sought $400 million in savings to makeits CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter. The General Assembly on Wednesday approved a package of up to $220 million in tax breaks and grants negotiated between the Bethesda, Md.-based defense contractor and the Malloy administration.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed the measure...

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