DeLauro Statement on Potential Sikorsky Worker Furloughs

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3) released the following statement today on the potential for major furloughs of Sikorsky’s workers as a result of the

Republican Government Shutdown. Unless the government re-opens in the coming days, a significant portion of Sikorsky’s workforce will be furloughed because Department of

Defense inspectors are unable to approve helicopters or helicopter parts to advance to the next stage of production.

“The disastrous implications of the reckless Republican shutdown are quickly being felt in Connecticut. Unless the Republicans end this self-inflicted crisis soon, nearly half of

Sikorsky’s hourly workforce will be furloughed with more to come, causing great harm to them and their families. The political games must end to keep these hardworking men and women on the job, prevent further pain for working families and end the damage it is inflicting on our economy.”



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