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.
Kentucky lawmakers busted a myth late last week when they reached agreement on a $19 billion state budget without retreating out of public view. In the past, negotiators have worked out details of the Commonwealth's budget behind closed doors with shades down, hallways roped off and state troopers standing guard. Negotiators this year allowed Kentucky Educational Television cameras to run throughout the proceedings.