Sikorsky may send more work to Texas

Full story: NewsTimes.com 38
Sikorsky Aircraft Co. has found it likes doing business in Texas, but that doesn't mean the helicopter-maker will abandon Connecticut. Full Story
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Needs vs Wants

Irving, TX

#1 Jun 3, 2009
Interesting how the spokesman mentioned adding "Teamster" employees in CT during the last several years. Sounds like they are trying to deflect some heat about running away from the union.

Don't be fooled by the rhetoric from the front office. Sikorsky is setting itself up for closing its CT operations. The staff in TX is up 400%, including a significant investment in an engineering staff. Between its outsourcing to low cost countries, and staffing increases in TX, it is only a matter of time before Sikorsky will say adios to CT.

Another sad story to add to a long list of companies abandoning the Nutmeg state.

Igor, thanks for the memories.
Tony E Neuman

Waterbury, CT

#2 Jun 3, 2009
Needs vs Wants wrote:
Interesting how the spokesman mentioned adding "Teamster" employees in CT during the last several years. Sounds like they are trying to deflect some heat about running away from the union.
Don't be fooled by the rhetoric from the front office. Sikorsky is setting itself up for closing its CT operations. The staff in TX is up 400%, including a significant investment in an engineering staff. Between its outsourcing to low cost countries, and staffing increases in TX, it is only a matter of time before Sikorsky will say adios to CT.
Another sad story to add to a long list of companies abandoning the Nutmeg state.
Igor, thanks for the memories.
The military aircraft will be assembled in Connecticut for a long time. The commercial side of the business is being spread thoughout the World. The facility in Stratford will not be closing anytime soon. Pino's from Arizona. He probably would LIKE the defense side of the business to be there or in Texas, but won't be able to move it without a fight from Connecticut politicians. When it comes to the defense budget, everyone has to get a piece of the pie.
EX-BPT Bob

Norfolk, VA

#4 Jun 4, 2009
Unions are bad for buisness.
What part of that do you not understand?

Show me proof that it is not true.
Bpt machines, Bullard, remington arms..RIP
Bradley

Bronx, NY

#5 Jun 4, 2009
EX-BPT Bob wrote:
Unions are bad for buisness.
What part of that do you not understand?
Show me proof that it is not true.
Bpt machines, Bullard, remington arms..RIP
I remember when Bridgeport was called "The Arsenal of Democracy" because of all the factories here. Then the unions took over and the factories moved out. People will never learn. Take your choice folks. Unions or jobs. That's a fact.
Jack

Farmington, CT

#6 Jun 4, 2009
Unions kill jobs, period. Look what has happened to GM and Chrysler.
Needs vs Wants

Shelton, CT

#7 Jun 4, 2009
Tony E Neuman wrote:
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The military aircraft will be assembled in Connecticut for a long time. The commercial side of the business is being spread thoughout the World. The facility in Stratford will not be closing anytime soon. Pino's from Arizona. He probably would LIKE the defense side of the business to be there or in Texas, but won't be able to move it without a fight from Connecticut politicians. When it comes to the defense budget, everyone has to get a piece of the pie.
Dodd will be gone in November, and forget Lieberman helping out. He is a man without a party.

There is no business reason to keep Sikorsky in CT for the long term.

I have been through the Stratford plant, and frankly, when I see the workers walking around with Teamster shirts and jackets on, I get sick. Who pays their checks, Sikorsky or the union?

Don't for a minute think that the guys running the company, all the way up to UTC wouldn't love to get out of CT. Between the union, state taxes, state workers comp laws, the high cost of just about everything, and state regulations, there is no advantage to being there any longer.

“Registered & Dangerous”

Since: Jan 09

Milford, CT

#8 Jun 4, 2009
More jobs leaving CT and what is our legislature doing?

Voting on calorie counts on menus.
The way it is

AOL

#9 Jun 4, 2009
Unions are going to be a thing of the past.
In this Global Economy cheap labor is
on the rise. Get used to it, there's
no turning back now.
Of course this will lower our standard
of living.
But you can't fight it anymore, it's here to stay.
If the employees are smart they will do everything in there power to take a cut in pay and keep their jobs.
But it might be to late for that, once a company makes up it's mind to move.
It will usually happen.
Willi Cicci

New Rochelle, NY

#10 Jun 4, 2009
Here we go with that how good the teamsters are sh!t again. See if the teamsters care if you get laid off. They are just parasites sucking extortion money out of your paycheck. Union wow, right here ..I.,
Bob

Naugatuck, CT

#11 Jun 4, 2009
Unions are the small piece of this puzzle. We have a legislature 2/3 controlled by a political party which has declared war on business in CT. Why sit in the middle of a kill zone when other areas of the country roll out the red carpet for you? There simply is no answer to that question.
danbury

Exeter, NH

#12 Jun 4, 2009
better than shipping the work to chengdu like where the hummers are going
liberal agenda

AOL

#14 Jun 4, 2009
California lost all its jobs and wealthy people to Texas (not Hollywood of course). I guess CT is next. When will the liberals learn. I keep seeing commercials to raise taxes on corporations. Watch them leave!
Tony E Neuman

Guilford, CT

#15 Jun 4, 2009
liberal agenda wrote:
California lost all its jobs and wealthy people to Texas (not Hollywood of course). I guess CT is next. When will the liberals learn. I keep seeing commercials to raise taxes on corporations. Watch them leave!
I don't believe this. I heard of middle class Californians moving to Arizona after getting priced out of the housing market, but wealthy people are not going to move to Texas. Here's the test for everyone: How many people choose to retire to Texas?
danbury

Exeter, NH

#16 Jun 5, 2009
Tony E Neuman wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't believe this. I heard of middle class Californians moving to Arizona after getting priced out of the housing market, but wealthy people are not going to move to Texas. Here's the test for everyone: How many people choose to retire to Texas?
Texas has no income tax. Probably a good place to retire
Boil the tea baggers

Fremont, CA

#17 Jun 5, 2009
danbury wrote:
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Texas has no income tax. Probably a good place to retire
Its schools systems also rank among the worst in the nation.
liberal agenda

Monroe, CT

#18 Jun 5, 2009
Boil the tea baggers wrote:
<quoted text>
Its schools systems also rank among the worst in the nation.
That is not true. Look at the top 100 high schools in America. More are in TX than CT. Dallas has one of the best school systems in America. Where are you getting your data from. TX is higher than CT. Only along the Mexican border the schools are subpar because the kids do not speak english.
liberal agenda

Monroe, CT

#19 Jun 5, 2009
Tony E Neuman wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't believe this. I heard of middle class Californians moving to Arizona after getting priced out of the housing market, but wealthy people are not going to move to Texas. Here's the test for everyone: How many people choose to retire to Texas?
To Arizona and TX actually. Take a look Tx has more fortune 500 at this point than any other state. Dallas is the top growing towns (Frisco & McKinney) in the country. You can google this. Jobs & people are moving there. CT is losing population.
danbury

Exeter, NH

#20 Jun 5, 2009
Boil the tea baggers wrote:
<quoted text>
Its schools systems also rank among the worst in the nation.
I said "retire" not raise kids.
Gadfly

Fremont, CA

#22 Jun 5, 2009
danbury wrote:
<quoted text>I said "retire" not raise kids.
In't that great, someone paid for your education but you see no problem moving to a state that shortchanges its kids just because you want a cheap place to retire!
Ben

Waterbury, CT

#23 Apr 15, 2012
Oh on the topic of Sik bailing on CT, union contract's up in 2014..... I've never done the un-employment thing but I plan on riding it as long as I can once we're sh!t canned .... It is what it is!

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