Locked out Metropolis uranium plant cited by OSHA, NRC, and EPA
The Honeywell uranium conversion facility where USW workers remain locked out for more than one year has once again been cited for violations by a federal agency. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) cited the plant with 17 "serious" safety violations and a $119,000.00 fine on June 22.
"The OSHA violations further validate the USW claims that union members are the guardians of safety in the plant, and left to themselves, Honeywell will not ensure a true culture of safety first," said Darrell Lillie, USW Local 7-669 President.
Lillie declared, “The findings rebuke Honeywell for attempts to block the OSHA inspection and send a loud message management has something to hide on unsafe work practices that threaten our community outside the plant. You would think after a full year of locking out our experienced union workforce, Honeywell would negotiate in good faith to quickly settle the dispute that includes safety issues ... more