united steelworkers union http://wkms.org en 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 Union To File Complaint At Honeywell Plant http://wkms.org/post/union-file-complaint-honeywell-plant <p></p><p>Members of United Steel Workers at the Honeywell Plant in Metropolis say the Nuclear Regulatory Agency blocked participation by Local Union President Stephen Lech during an inspection.</p><p>The Union says it will seek action against Honeywell and has filed a complaint against the NRC with the Office of the Inspector General. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:18:13 +0000 John Walker 36303 at http://wkms.org Union To File Complaint At Honeywell Plant Union Responds to Honeywell Plant Shutdown http://wkms.org/post/union-responds-honeywell-plant-shutdown <p>United Steelworkers officials who represent the hourly workers at the Honeywell nuclear facility in Metropolis say they were not notified beforehand of the company&rsquo;s decision to not re-open the plant to perform upgrades.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:53:29 +0000 Shelly Baskin 19207 at http://wkms.org Union Responds to Honeywell Plant Shutdown Honeywell to Continue Maintenance Shutdown for NRC Meeting http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-continue-maintenance-shutdown-nrc-meeting <p>Honeywell officials released more information today about why the Metropolis plant&rsquo;s reopening has been pushed back. The company had planned to restart nuclear fuel production July 1.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:28:41 +0000 Angela Hatton 18543 at http://wkms.org Honeywell to Continue Maintenance Shutdown for NRC Meeting Honeywell sets reopening date http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-sets-reopening-date <p>Honeywell&rsquo;s Metropolis facility will resume operations at the start of July after a Uranium Hexaflouride leak closed the plant in mid-May.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:28:35 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18377 at http://wkms.org Honeywell sets reopening date morning cram [it's more comfortable for you to label me as insane edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-its-more-comfortable-you-label-me-insane-edition <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong>A study found psychiatric patients waited an average of 11.5 hours in hospital emergency rooms before being treated or released. That&#39;s in part because many hospitals have decided<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/05/31/154004864/as-psychiatric-wards-close-patients-languish-in-emergency-rooms"> it&#39;s not economically viable to keep psychiatric wards open</a>.</p><p><strong>Prairie State Politics:</strong></p> Thu, 31 May 2012 14:48:21 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18182 at http://wkms.org morning cram [it's more comfortable for you to label me as insane edition] Honeywell, Union Differ on Chemical Leak at Metropolis Plant http://wkms.org/post/honeywell-union-differ-chemical-leak-metropolis-plant <p>United Steel workers Local 7669 officials say there was a seven minute uranium hexafluoride leak at Honeywell&rsquo;s Metropolis, Illinois plant earlier this month.&nbsp; They also allege the community was not notified of the incident.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 14:23:33 +0000 Todd Hatton 18177 at http://wkms.org Honeywell, Union Differ on Chemical Leak at Metropolis Plant Some Honeywell Employees Back After Plant Closure http://wkms.org/post/some-honeywell-employees-back-after-plant-closure <p>A Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspector is at the Metropolis Honeywell plant observing the inspection of the facility. Honeywell management ordered the plant vacated yesterday after they discovered damage in a production area.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 21:46:16 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17954 at http://wkms.org Some Honeywell Employees Back After Plant Closure Equipment Damage Causes Temporary Honeywell Closure http://wkms.org/post/equipment-damage-causes-temporary-honeywell-closure <p>Honeywell Officials have temporarily closed its Metropolis plant due to equipment damage.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 May 2012 21:48:58 +0000 Chad Lampe 17933 at http://wkms.org Equipment Damage Causes Temporary Honeywell Closure