Sikorsky Aircraft Reaches New Labor Deal With Workers

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TROY, Ala. (AP) -- Workers at a Sikorsky Aircraft factory in southeast Alabama have approved a new labor contract.

The Dothan Eagle reports that employees at the helicopter component factory in Troy voted 340-10 in favor of the new agreement.

The contract includes an initial pay raise and guaranteed pay hikes over the next four years.

Local Teamsters leader Rocco Calo says workers will get a raise of 70 cents per hour and a guaranteed wage increase of 2.5 percent each year for the next four years. Employees also receive $4,000 over two years and stable insurance plans through 2016.

The Sikorsky plant employs about 540 people.

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