Statement on Machinists Successful Contract Negotiations with Pratt & Whitney

Lori J. Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, made the following statement in response to the Machinists’ successful contract negotiations with Pratt & Whitney:

“Congratulations to the Machinists in Middletown and East Hartford for their successful negotiations with Pratt & Whitney.

“The new 5 ½ year contract includes 2.5% raises, cost of living adjustments, important language regarding training and apprenticeships, and health and safety protections. The major shift in health care coverage is delayed until much later in the contract term.

“The overwhelming approval of the contract demonstrates the hard work done by IAM Local 700 and Local 1746’s negotiating committees with the support of the members in the shop and ensures the machinists are fairly compensated for their experience and dedication to their jobs.”

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