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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.  

USW Local 7-669

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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A work stoppage has begun at the Metropolis Honeywell plant after management and union representatives failed to reach an agreement. Negotiations at the Metropolis Honeywell plant concluded Thursday night with Honeywell making a final offer, but local 7-669 representatives were disappointed with the proposal, saying it did not address concerns with job security, healthcare, and safety among others. The current contract expired at midnight Friday.