[HARTFORD, CT] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) today applauded approval of the agreement between Lockheed Martin and Teamsters. After the deal between Lockheed Martin and the State of Connecticut passed both houses of the state legislature by overwhelming bipartisan majorities, a supplementary deal with Teamsters Local 1150 was approved through a vote on Sunday, allowing for Sikorsky to continue to maintain a strong presence in Connecticut -- with both its headquarters and the production of the CH-53K in Stratford.
“Sikorsky belongs in Connecticut, and we’re thrilled that’s where they’ll stay,” said Blumenthal and Murphy. “We appreciate the sacrifices entailed in this agreement and accepted by the extraordinary working men and women at Sikorsky. For decades, Sikorsky has been known around the world for representing the gold standard in military rotary-wing aircraft thanks to the skill and devotion of workers in Connecticut. As Sikorsky and the Pentagon look toward the next generation of military helicopters, we’re proud that the CH-53K King Stallion will be made right here in Connecticut. The deal approved today is a testament to Connecticut’s skilled workforce and the united commitment of the state and workers to ensure Connecticut remains a national hub for defense manufacturers and their suppliers."