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Bob Duff

Representing Norwalk & Darien

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Statement from Senate Leadership on Teamsters Union Vote

Senate President Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) today released the following statements following a 2,104 to 140 vote by members of Teamsters Local 1150 that will pave the way for a new generation of helicopters to be built at Sikorsky’s Stratford facility:

“Lockheed Martin’s decision to build the King Stallion helicopter at Sikorsky’s facility in Connecticut is a significant victory for the eight thousand workers at Sikorsky and our state’s economy,” said Senator Looney. “I want to thank the members of Teamsters Local 1150 for overwhelmingly approving the proposal that will benefit hundreds of suppliers throughout the Connecticut and keeping good-paying jobs here for today’s workforce and tomorrow’s graduates. Connecticut is at its best when private industry, labor and government all work together to grow our economy for sustainable future.”

“The members of Teamsters Local 1150 voted to keep good-paying, high-skilled jobs in Connecticut for today, tomorrow and over the next generation,” said Senator Duff. “Connecticut is making smart investments to create jobs and grow our economy. The economic impact of this project will create and sustain thousands of jobs in the manufacturing supply chain across all corners of the state for years to come.”

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