Pratt jobs saved, company to appeal 2/5/2010 10:02 p.m. An injunction was issued tonight by the US District Court that will keep Pratt & Whitney jobs in Connecticut for the duration of their union contract. Last July, Pratt announced that they would be closing two of their Connecticut facilities, putting more than 1,000 people out of work. The company wanted to move the jobs to Georgia, Singapore and Japan. The Machinists Union filed suit against Pratt, saying the company violated their collective bargaining agreement and did not make "every reasonable effort" to preserve the work in Cheshire and East Hartford. The court decided late Friday night that Pratt did in fact breach their contract and granted a permanent injunction. The collective bargaining agreement that the court upheld expires on December 10, 2010. Pratt released the following statement on the decision: While we respect the court's ruling, we are disappointed and disagree with the decision and after reviewing it will consider our options, including an appeal. We believe we upheld our contractual obligations to act in good faith and made every reasonable effort to keep this work in Connecticut. The fact remains that we face a declining aerospace market, a shifting customer base, and a significant and permanent volume drop at these two facilities. To keep the company competitive and retain high-technology jobs in the state, we need the flexibility to react to these changing market conditions. UTC remains the largest private employer in the state of Connecticut with approximately 26,700 employees. P&W has nearly 11,000 employees in the state and we will continue to evaluate ways to remain competitive.