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Jim Beam Distillery

\Union workers at one of Kentucky’s biggest bourbon distillers are going on strike.

The decision impacts Jim Beam employees who are members of the local chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers union.

Rebecca Schimmel | Ohio Valley ReSource

Miners in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia who helped keep the country’s lights on are worried that their retirement benefits could go dark as a result of a wave of bankruptcies in the coal industry. They hope Congress will approve a bill called the Miner’s Protection Act to shore up the pensions and health benefits promised to union miners. 

Purchase Area Avoids Major Storm Damage

Oct 14, 2014
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The Purchase Area avoided major damage from a large storm system that proved fatal in other parts of the Southeast yesterday.

Straight line winds caused damage to structures in Obion County and downed trees and power lines were reported in Ballard, McCracken, Ohio, and Union Counties, but no injuries have been reported in the WKMS listening area.

Yesterday’s storm system spawned tornadoes in Arkansas and led to the death of one person in Arkansas, one in Alabama.

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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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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.

Honeywell Talks Conclude, Union Not Satisfied

Aug 1, 2014
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Negotiations ended last night at the Honeywell Metropolis Plant with Honeywell presenting its “last best and final offer,” but union representatives say there’s more negotiation to be done.

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Labor agreement negotiations at the Metropolis Honeywell Plant got off to a bumpy start as workers were ordered to remove their union stickers yesterday morning.   Union representatives claim the move violates the National Labor Relations Act.  United Steelworkers Local 7-669 President, Stephen Lech expressed his disappointment with the turn of events.