Citing ten months of unproductive bargaining sessions, locked-out United Steelworkers (USW) from the nation’s only uranium conversion facility at Metropolis, IL., used their proxy shares to gain access to Honeywell International Corp. shareholders meeting yesterday for an accountability session with company executives.
USW Local 7-669 Pres. Darrell Lillie said, “We stood before the shareholders, challenging the top managers on the millions of dollars wasted in disrespecting the bargaining process by locking us out, hiring union busting consultants, and threatening the community with unknown production standards by replacement workers in Metropolis.”
Also speaking out in the shareholders meeting was Dan Flippo, Director, USW District 9, who represents workers at several Honeywell plants in the southwest. He asked Honeywell CEO David Cote on whether the standard negotiating procedure at other unionized facilities will be to lockout its workers if a new labor agreement is not reached ... more