We Won't Let Honeywell Put Profits Before Worker Safety

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The USW local 7-669 has about 150 members at the Honeywell Plant in Metropolis, IL.  Our plant processes uranium and we work around many extremely dangerous and deadly chemicals.  Together, with the support of our community, we have the strength in numbers to stand up against their unconscionable corporate greed.  We have no fear of raising ALL safety issues with Honeywell, OSHA, NRC, and the EPA.  This helps the plant runs as safely as possible while protecting our members from unfair treatment.  We are the guardians of safety.

News from the plant

USW Charges Honeywell with Illegally Locking Out its Workers

The United Steelworkers (USW) and USW Local 7-669 filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Nov. 10, 2014 concerning Honeywell Corp.’s lockout of its union members on Aug. 2, 2014.

The USW deems the lockout to be illegal and in violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The union alleges Honeywell threatened to permanently replace its union workforce; illegally dealt directly with employees instead of bargaining with the union; and failed to respond to an information request from the union. Other alleged violations of the NLRA are the company’s unilateral change to benefits and repeated demonstrations of anti-union animus.


It appears as though the company has went in to damage control.  Follow the link for the full story.

Contractor-Installed Equipment Involved in Suspected Major Leak at Honeywell Plant

USW: Contractor-Installed Equipment Involved in Suspected Major Leak at Honeywell Plant

The United Steelworkers (USW) union is calling for an investigation after photos and videos taken Sunday evening showed suspected hazardous gas escaping the Honeywell uranium conversion facility in Metropolis, Ill.

The suspected release of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) comes nearly three months after Honeywell locked out 150 USW Local 7-669 members on Aug. 2 and replaced a group of experienced and well-trained workers with temporary laborers who lack adequate experience in dealing with hazardous substances.

“It is time for Honeywell to end this senseless lockout, return these 150 experienced workers to their jobs, and come to terms on a new, fair contract agreement,” said USW International President Leo W. Gerard.

March and Rally in Metropolis, Illinois!!

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Check out the new hard hat display in front of the plant.

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The two day negotiation session between Honeywell Corp. and United Steelworkers Local 7-669 has ended without an agreement.  The union is disappointed that the company brought no new proposals to the table.

USW District 7 Director, Mike Millsap, said, "It’s unfortunate that Honeywell is refusing to compromise in any capacity.  We have remained willing to address the companies concerns and have offered multiple proposals doing so, but have been met with nothing but no answers and refusals to do any actual negotiating.

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