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Close to 200 aerospace workers go on strike

Close to 200 aerospace workers in Connecticut went on strike against United Technologies Corp.

Workers at UTC Aerospace Systems in Cheshire walked off the job Monday after failing to reach a contract agreement.

The workers said the strike is over pay and increased health insurance costs.

UTC Aerospace Systems makes equipment, including brakes, landing gear and data management systems. The company employs 41,000 workers and listed a profit of $2.4 billion last year.

Workers in Cheshire say their average hourly pay of $20 is among the lowest among the UTC Aerospace plants.

Local union president Mary White told the Hartford Courant that the company's...