About Our Struggle with Honeywell
The USW local 7-669 has about 200 members at the Honeywell Plant in Metropolis, IL. Our plant processes uranium and we work around many extremely dangerous and deadly chemicals. Honeywell has replaced us with untrained workers which is jeopardizing not only their lives, but the lives of people in the community. With your help, we have the strength in numbers to stand up against this unconscionable corporate greed and bring it to an end. 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.
AT 6:30 P.M ON MONDAY JUNE 28, 2010 THE COMPANY LOCKED THE UNION OUT OF THE PLANT EVEN THOUGH THE UNION OFFERED TO WORK UNDER THE OLD AGREEMENT.
THE UNION AGREED TO A CONTRACT EXTENSION AS LONG AS THE COMPANY AGREED NOT TO LOCK US OUT! THE COMPANY HAS FALSELY CLAIMED THAT WE REFUSED TO EXTEND THE CONTRACT.
THE LOCKOUT LASTED OVER 13 MONTHS.