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Sikorsky Aircraft workers approve five-year contract

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Workers at Sikorsky Aircraft voted yesterday to accept a contract that includes raises that increase by more than 15 percent over the next five years.

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The workers, who are members of Teamsters Local 1150 and are based at Sikorsky operations in Connecticut, Florida and Maryland, ratified the contract in a 2,235 to 66 vote. Under the terms of the contract, workers are in line for a 3 percent raise this month and additional 3 percent raises over the next four years. They will also receive nine cost-of-living adjustments during this period plus a $5,000 ratification bonus that will be divided into payments in January 2018 and February 2021.

Lockheed Martin acquired the Stratford-headquartered company from United Technologies for $9 billion in 2015. The company maintains Connecticut facilities in Stratford, Bridgeport and Shelton.

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