Hanging on for life

Budiansky, Stephen
June 1994
U.S. News & World Report;6/27/94, Vol. 116 Issue 25, p45
Examines how defense workers in Connecticut are struggling to survive. Manufacture of armaments which has long-been a main source of high-paying jobs in the area; Problems at Pratt & Whitney's East Hartford plant; Pratt's demands for concessions from the state and labor union; Laurence Cohen of the Yankee Institute for Public Policy Studies; Sikorsky, the helicopter manufacturer; General Dynamics' Electric Boat Division; Foxwoods Resort Casino.


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