Sikorsky, Teamsters OK tentative deal

Sikorsky, Teamsters OK tentative deal

There are 17 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Feb 13, 2009, titled Sikorsky, Teamsters OK tentative deal. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Sikorsky Aircraft and a Teamsters local that represents workers at the helicopter manufacturer reached a tentative contract agreement Friday, the two sides said.

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Steve

Piscataway, NJ

#1 Feb 13, 2009
Hmmm, jobs or strike....hmmmmm
Out Source

Hollis Center, ME

#2 Feb 14, 2009
Promise them anything, then send their jobs away, part them out to Europe, Japan, Turkey, China.

The profits will sore, our Allies will love us, and who cares about a couple of thousand Manufacturing workers?
Not the teamsters, look at the parking lot full of imported cars!

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#3 Feb 14, 2009
"... The strike three years ago, the first at Sikorsky in Connecticut in 43 years, followed a dispute over health care costs and workers' rising contributions to pay for health insurance.

The strike ended when union members narrowly approved a contract accepting terms similar to what they had earlier rejected."

So what exactly did the 2006 Sikorsky strike accomplish?
Absolutely nothing

United States

#4 Feb 14, 2009
Joe DeCaro wrote:
"... The strike three years ago, the first at Sikorsky in Connecticut in 43 years, followed a dispute over health care costs and workers' rising contributions to pay for health insurance.
The strike ended when union members narrowly approved a contract accepting terms similar to what they had earlier rejected."
So what exactly did the 2006 Sikorsky strike accomplish?
Well, let's see. We lost major money that can never be made up, I lost my house and oh yeah, Rocco Callo had his face in the papers every day. We also paid way more for medical and lost respect from the community by not crossing the line. Was it worth it, hell no! Will I vote for the contract tomorrow, definitely yes. Oh and by the way Rocco when you tell union members not to talk to the press you do stifle our Constitutional rights, is it because you don't want us to reveal what we went through last time under your leadership?
Willi Cicci

Atlantic Beach, NY

#5 Feb 14, 2009
Teamster Work Ethic:

Did you know that the teamsters built the pyramids? It was originally designed as a cube. Each shift did a little less till the last said "Throw a rock on top and lets call it a day"
Willi Cicci

Atlantic Beach, NY

#6 Feb 14, 2009
Joe DeCaro wrote:
"
So what exactly did the 2006 Sikorsky strike accomplish?
Answer: Union leaders wallets got fatter while workers walked in circles sweating it out until the strike blew over, thus experiencing a no-win situation.
whatever

Milldale, CT

#7 Feb 14, 2009
HEY go ahead and strike this time to, If you people do not like what you are getting. There are plenty of more people to take your jobs away. be happy you got a job, deal with what ever you get and damit all stop wineing. this goes for anyone working right now. Be happy you have a job no matter how shitty it is.
Absolutely nothing

United States

#8 Feb 14, 2009
Willi Cicci wrote:
<quoted text>
Answer: Union leaders wallets got fatter while workers walked in circles sweating it out until the strike blew over, thus experiencing a no-win situation.
You are so right. Not only did their wallets get fatter but, so did Rocco's waistline!
OMFG WTF

Wolcott, CT

#9 Feb 14, 2009
THANK GOD
Another strike adverted, F the Union. You Scr*w'ed us taxpayers last time.....For What? NOTHING!!!!!

Thanks

Thanks alot Union
Bulldog Mom

AOL

#10 Feb 14, 2009
whatever wrote:
HEY go ahead and strike this time to, If you people do not like what you are getting. There are plenty of more people to take your jobs away. be happy you got a job, deal with what ever you get and damit all stop wineing. this goes for anyone working right now. Be happy you have a job no matter how shitty it is.
Well Said!! I couldn't agree more!!!
They should be lucky they have such good jobs...many people would love to take their places if they want to strike..
Jimmy Hoffa

Ansonia, CT

#11 Feb 14, 2009
whatever wrote:
HEY go ahead and strike this time to, If you people do not like what you are getting. There are plenty of more people to take your jobs away. be happy you got a job, deal with what ever you get and damit all stop wineing. this goes for anyone working right now. Be happy you have a job no matter how shitty it is.
You must be a jealous salaried suckass.
BONO

Ansonia, CT

#12 Feb 15, 2009
Last strike accomplished nothing. Ratify this contract and forget about how the Union screwed you guys for six weeks in 2006. Money that you will never make up or get back. Even in the best of times a company could never offer a contract with better terms that ever could be recovered once you are on strike for more than a few days.
whatever

Milldale, CT

#13 Feb 15, 2009
Jimmy Hoffa wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be a jealous salaried suckass.
NO actully I am a layed off hard working person that is sick and tired of cry babies like you who obviously think there shit does not stink!
lol

Bensalem, PA

#14 Apr 1, 2012
you are such a boy rocco

G david b slapped ya
Lwd

Colchester, CT

#15 Apr 9, 2012
I worked for a union for many years. Don't be fooled by the lies they tell. They do not care about the worker. All they care about is the dues.. Unions were once strong with leaders who cared about the members. The United States shod outlaw unions, they are a scam. Plain and simple. They screw the employee more than the Emoyer does
soon

Warner Robins, GA

#16 Mar 27, 2014
you are such a boy rocco
Real estate

Stratford, CT

#17 Mar 31, 2014
The unions now a days are a complete joke!

First off, the support Rosa Delauro EVERY year and the people continue to vote her in!
Well as you might have guessed, she is very supportive of military decrease in spending/funding. She and all of our politicians speak out of all sides of their mouths. But we will flood to the polls and continue voting for them even though we will continue losing the avcos and sikorskys.......CT will be even worse ten years from now.

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