honeywell http://wkms.org en Labor Negotiations Hit Snag at Honeywell on First Day http://wkms.org/post/labor-negotiations-hit-snag-honeywell-first-day <p>L<span style="line-height: 1.5;">abor agreement negotiations at the Metropolis Honeywell Plant got off to a bumpy start as workers were ordered to remove their union stickers yesterday morning. &nbsp;&nbsp;Union representatives claim the move violates the National Labor Relations Act. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">&nbsp;United Steelworkers Local 7-669 President, Stephen Lech&nbsp;expressed his disappointment with the turn of events.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:04:52 +0000 Troy Taylor 42277 at http://wkms.org Labor Negotiations Hit Snag at Honeywell on First Day Honeywell, United Steelworkers Begin Negotiations Next Week http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-united-steelworkers-begin-negotiations-next-week <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Contract negotiations begin next week between the Metropolis Honeywell plant and the local union.</span></p><p>The last contract negotiation began in 2010 and lasted <a href="http://wkms.org/post/one-year-mark-negotiations-continue-between-honeywell-and-united-steelworkers">more than a year</a> with several workers taking other jobs during the work stoppage.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:14:29 +0000 Whitney Jones 42175 at http://wkms.org Honeywell, United Steelworkers Begin Negotiations Next Week Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Host Public Meeting for Honeywell Plant http://wkms.org/post/nuclear-regulatory-commission-host-public-meeting-honeywell-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has thus far found no issues in its two-year safety review of the Honeywell uranium conversion plant in Metropolis, Illinois. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Whitney Jones 40070 at http://wkms.org Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Host Public Meeting for Honeywell Plant Honeywell To Pay $90,000 Penalty To State For Hydrogen Fluoride Leaks http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-pay-90000-penalty-state-hydrogen-fluoride-leaks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Attorney General has ordered Honeywell International, Inc. to pay a $90,000 civil penalty following three releases of hydrogen fluoride at its Metropolis plant. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The company&nbsp;is also required to complete a series of system upgrades in accordance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:17:37 +0000 Rob Canning 37918 at http://wkms.org Honeywell To Pay $90,000 Penalty To State For Hydrogen Fluoride Leaks Honeywell Metropolis Recalls Remaining Laid-Off Workers http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-metropolis-recalls-remaining-laid-workers <div class="im" style="color: rgb(80, 0, 80); font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;">Honeywell’s Metropolis plant is&nbsp;bringing back the&nbsp;remaining 11 workers on its recall list to meet its 2014 production targets.&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;">Plant Manager Jim </span>Pritchett<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;"> says the recall allows workers to get trained and </span>recertified<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;"> in time to support plant operations in January. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:13:22 +0000 Rob Canning 37330 at http://wkms.org Honeywell Metropolis Recalls Remaining Laid-Off Workers Honeywell Metropolis resumes full production http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-metropolis-resumes-full-production <p>Officials for Honeywell’s Metropolis plant say the facility will begin full production of uranium hexafluoride this morning.&nbsp; Honeywell made the announcement yesterday after the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s completion of a plant upgrade review last week.&nbsp; Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:02:53 +0000 Todd Hatton 32928 at http://wkms.org Honeywell Metropolis resumes full production Nuclear Regulatory Commission Authorizes Honeywell Plant To Reopen http://wkms.org/post/nuclear-regulatory-commission-authorizes-honeywell-plant-reopen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Honeywell's Metropolis plant can resume full operations after receiving the go ahead from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.&nbsp;The plant which converts uranium or to&nbsp;</span>uranium-hexafluoride<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;closed last year after failing to meet standards for natural disaster preparedness. 228 employees had been without work while the plant addressed the infrastructure needs.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:31:45 +0000 Rob Canning 32701 at http://wkms.org Nuclear Regulatory Commission Authorizes Honeywell Plant To Reopen Metropolis Honeywell Plant Receives Bomb Threat http://wkms.org/post/metropolis-honeywell-plant-receives-bomb-threat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Honeywell Uranium Processing Facility is</span> allowing some plant workers to leave while law enforcement and plant management continue investigating a report of an explosive device in the plant.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Honeywell went on lockdown after receiving the report this afternoon. Honeywell spokesman Peter Dalpe said law enforcement and members of the state bomb squad are on scene.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:37:45 +0000 Rob Canning & Whitney Jones 31923 at http://wkms.org Metropolis Honeywell Plant Receives Bomb Threat Honeywell Plant Awaits Final Inspection Before Operations Resume http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-plant-awaits-final-inspection-operations-resume <p>Honeywell officials are awaiting&nbsp;the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's final approval before <a href="http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-sets-potential-june-plant-restart-date">resuming normal operations</a> at the Metropolis plant.&nbsp;</p><p>In a letter to employees, Plant Manager Larry Smith says the plant should be ready to resume work this month once an undated final inspection confirms the plant meets <a href="http://wkms.org/post/nrc-gives-honeywell-plant-safety-improvement-plan">safety standards</a>.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:08:36 +0000 Austin Ramsey 31904 at http://wkms.org Honeywell Plant Awaits Final Inspection Before Operations Resume Honeywell To Reopen With Fewer Jobs http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-reopen-fewer-jobs <p>Honeywell officials&nbsp;project lower employment levels when work resumes at the Metropolis plant this summer. The company announced in a letter to employees yesterday it plans restarting production by June. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:09:54 +0000 John Walker 30652 at http://wkms.org Honeywell To Reopen With Fewer Jobs