We Won't Let Honeywell Put Profits Before Worker Safety

USW 7-669
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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

Is Honeywell Hiding Injuries?

This week our union received a call from a contractor letting us know that while performing a wash out of the GF2(Gaseous Fluorine) Plant at least 3 people contracted burns and that the wash out wasn't being performed correctly.  On top of that, the contractor said that contract employees who were injured at the plant were told to say that they were injured away from the plant.  This does not come as a surprise as Honeywell continues to attempt to claim that operations are going well and people are working safe....

STEELWORKERS TAKE FIGHT TO HONEYWELL IN WASHINGTON D.C.

USW 7-669 members rally outside Honeywell's D.C. offices.
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USW LOCAL 7-669 VISIT HONEYWELL LOBBY FIRMS AND HOLD RALLY AT HONEYWELL WASHINGTON D.C. OFFICES

On September 25, 2014, members and leaders of United Steelworkers Local 7-669 visited Washington, D.C. lobbying firms of Akin Gump, OB C Group, McBee Strategic, and Duberstein Group, as well as Honeywell’s Washington corporate offices.

The actions come as the lockout at the Metropolis, IL uranium conversion facility nears the end of the second month.  Honeywell has ramped up political spending over the last several years has spent nearly 6 million dollars on the current election cycle alone, and has a major lobbying presence in the nation’s capital.



The group of Steelworkers from Metropolis made attempts to meet with and deliver letters to the above mentioned lobby firms, which Honeywell has hired along with their on in house lobby team, and also held a demonstration outside Honeywell’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.

USW 7-669 is receiving unprecedented international support!

Since being locked out by Honeywell on midnight August 1st, we have received an unprecedented amount of international support.  If you haven't checked out the new tab on our home page, you can see it be clicking here.

We would like to give a sincerel thank you to all of the organizations that have pledged support.

Rally in Superman's hometown on October 11th! Come support the locked out members of USW 7-669!

 
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Rally in Superman's hometown in support of the women and men of steel.

On October 11, join us for a march and rally in Metropolis, Illinois as we tell Honeywell to end the lockout and put the members of USW 7-669 back to work.

USW 7-669 in 2014 Labor Day parade

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This years Metropolis Labor Day parade was a huge success.  Members of our Local Union, their families, and several retirees showed up to march together with our float.  A very special thanks to Miranda Ramage and Keith Markus for all your hard work putting this years float together and to Luckie Atkinson for volunteering to tow it in the parade. (Click story title for more photos.)

Fish fry donated by Yesterday's Catfish Shack

IB ImageOn Friday, August 29, the members of our Local Union and their families were able to forget about the difficulties of the lockout for just one night thanks to Yesterday's Catfish Shack in Paducah.  The owners of Yesterday's and their staff fed our entire Union and their families at the Union hall.  The event was extremely well attended.  Yesterdays' did an outstanding job preparing the food and we will be forever grateful.  (Click title for more pictures)

Meeting this Friday followed by fish fry donated by Yesterday's

There will be a special meeting this Friday at 5:30 at the hall.  All members and their families are strongly encouraged to attend as there will be announcements about the current status of unemployment, strike and defense, and upcoming events.  

This brief meeting will be followed by a fish fry for our members and their families compliments of Yesterdays in Metropolis and Paducah.  

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