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Government
2:31 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

NLRB Dismisses Labor Violation Charges Against Honeywell

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The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision in favor of Honeywell Plant officials regarding a complaint that they illegally locked out members of the United Steelworkers Union.

Last month, USW Local 7-669 filed the complaint to the board that the now 143-day work stoppage violates federal labor regulations. 

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Government
10:17 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Honeywell Restarts Production Today, NRC Approves New Emergency Protocols

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Honeywell’s Metropolis plant restarts production today, 18 days after a gas leak at the facility.

On the evening of Oct 26, employees there reported a uranium hexafluoride gas (UF-6) leak that put the plant into emergency shutdown mode.

A company investigation determined the leak was internal and caused by mechanical failure near the end of the production process. 

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Business
2:31 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

USW Files Unfair Labor Practice Charges in Honeywell Dispute

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As the lockout at Honeywell Corporation’s Metropolis plant continues, United Steelworkers has filed suit against the company alleging unfair labor practices.

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Government
6:30 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Honeywell Plant to Reopen to Run Emergency Drills This Week

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Honeywell's Metropolis plant will reopen for emergency drills and testing this week after a uranium hexafluoride gas leak last month shutdown the facility.  

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Business
3:05 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Honeywell Radioactive Leak May Not Have Been Handled Properly

Honeywell in Metropolis
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Honeywell officials say a radioactive leak at the Metropolis facility last week may not have been handled properly.

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Environment
4:35 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Circumstances and Extent of Honeywell Gas Leak in Dispute

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Following a uranium hexafluoride leak Sunday night at the Metropolis, Illinois Honeywell facility, United Steelworkers Local 7-669 officials allege the incident stems from equipment improperly installed by outside contractors, work they say was previously done in-house by their members.  

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Environment
7:22 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Radioactive Leak at Honeywell

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Honeywell’s Metropolis facility experienced a leak of the radioactive gas, Uranium Hexaflouride Sunday night around 7:35. Honeywell officials say the leak was caused by an equipment failure in the main production building.

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Business
6:16 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Honeywell Negotiations to Resume Friday

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UPDATE: 3:53pm Thursday

No agreement was reached today between Honeywell and union officials. 

Honeywell Representative Peter Dalpe says that company negotiators had turned down the United Steelworker Union's last contract proposal saying that it would be detrimental to the competitiveness of the site. 

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Business
6:25 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Honeywell Union Workers Demonstrate in Washington D.C.

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Metropolis Honeywell union members demonstrated in front of Honeywell corporate headquarters in Washington, D.C. and attempted to meet with several lobbying firms Thursday. United Steelworkers Local 7-669, joined by D.C.  AFL-CIO members delivered letters to Akin Gump, OB C Group, McBee Strategic, and Duberstein Group, who they claim Honeywell has hired along with their own in-house lobby team.

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Business
5:56 am
Tue August 19, 2014

(Update - Honeywell Issues Statement) Honeywell Negotiations Continue This Week

UPDATE: Honeywell has issued a statement on the situation.

“The company and the union continued bargaining on Tuesday, but little progress was made. 

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