The United Steelworkers Local 7-669 have ratified a new agreement with Honeywell Metropolis, officially ending a work stoppage that began in August.
Honeywell and the union reached a tentative agreement last week, after working with federal mediators.
Under the new three-year contract, union workers at the nuclear fuel producer will receive a 2 percent raise each year and remain on the company’s consumer-driven health care plan. According to a statement released by Honeywell, the company will also gain the ability to use contractors for maintenance work at the plant.
The two parties also agreed on a plan for the union workers’ return to work at the plant which is currently in a maintenance shutdown. This plan is necessary, the plant says, because workers will need retraining and recertification by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The plant will resume production "on or about April 1", according to Honeywell, with union workers soon taking over for contingent workers.