Sikorsky Union ratifies new contract - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Sikorsky Union ratifies new contract

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STRATFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The ratification of the new contract means good news for unionized teamster members at Sikorsky helicopter in Stratford. 

Members of local 1150 ratified a new contract on Sunday that secures a deal that 200 U.S. Navy helicopters would be built at the company’s original plant site in Stratford.

Members approved the new contract in a vote of 2104 to 140. 

While the new contract cuts hourly rates by 25% for new hires after July 1 of next year, union members on the books now will receive a $1500 ratification bonus for approving the multi- year contract with new owners Lockheed Martin.

Sunday’s approval is part of a three-pronged plan to keep Stratford-based Sikorsky in Connecticut and building the ch-53k king stallion chopper.

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