Sikorsky and Workers Avoid Strike

by: Matthew Potter
February 17, 2009

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Sikorsky and its unionized workers were able to agree on a contract today avoiding another potentially costly strike. The Journal Inquirer reports that the Teamsters Union and Sikorsky agreed to a contract on Sunday. Three years ago a long strike severely impacted the ability of the company to build aircraft at the desired rate of production. Since then Sikorsky has signed a big UH-60 Black Hawk contract as well as begun the CH-53K program and hopes to possibly win the CSAR-X re-competition. With all the work underway the new contract is substantially better in terms of pay then the last one. The strike was about employee contributions to health insurance although the union ended up settling on the company’s proposal.

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