MORRISTOWN, N.J., April 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After ten months of unproductive bargaining sessions, locked-out United Steelworkers (USW) union workers from the nation's largest uranium conversion facility at Metropolis, IL., are taking their struggle to the shareholders meeting at Honeywell International Corp. headquarters on Monday, Apr. 25 for an accountability session with company executives.
A demonstration is being held at 9:00 am (EDT) outside of the Honeywell corporate headquarters at 101 Columbia Rd., Morristown, N.J., followed by a local police escort to the shareholders meeting that is scheduled to start at 10:30 am.
Workers from the labor dispute at Honeywell's Metropolis, IL plant will be joined by others from unionized Honeywell plants around the nation – including those representing union workers at Honeywell nuclear facilities in the UK.
About 228 production workers at the Honeywell-Metropolis plant have been off work since the lockout began Jun. 28, 2010 on workplace safety, economic and seniority issues. Little progress was reported at the last USW contract negotiating session with Honeywell held in Metropolis on Apr. 19-20.
N.J. State AFL-CIO Pres. Charlie Wowkanech; Jim Robinson, Dir., USW Dist. 7 (Gary, IN); Dan Flippo, Dir., USW Dist. 9 (Birmingham, AL); and USW Local 7-669 Pres. Darrell Lillie, representing locked-out workers at Honeywell Corp's., uranium conversion plant in Metropolis, IL.; Leaders of UNITE, representing Honeywell nuclear workers in the UK.
Demonstration supporting USW uranium processing workers locked-out at Honeywell-Metropolis since Jun. 28, 2010.
Monday, April 25, 2011, 9:00 am (EDT); followed by a police escort of USW participants to the shareholders meeting at 10:30 am.