Honeywell’s Has Invested $40 Million to Provide Job Security to 134 Union Members

Union leaders talks about job security; Honeywell has acted on it.

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The Union Workforce Is One of the Highest-Paid Workforces in the Region

Union members earn nearly double the median hourly wage for the Southern Illinois/Western Kentucky region, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Overview of Health Care Plan Included in the Company's Proposal

The company’s proposal on health care – one of the sticking points cited by the union – was already agreed to by the union under its last contract


Metropolis Operates in a Difficult Industry Environment

The market and regulatory challenges facing the Metropolis operation are significant.


    Recent News

    October 28 2014 -- Letter to Employees

    I wanted to provide an update on Sunday evening’s event to ensure there are no misunderstandings that could result from several misleading reports and claims.

    The site experienced an equipment failure in the main production building, which led to a leak of uranium hexafluoride (UF6). The plant’s emergency procedures were followed exactly as prescribed, including the engagement of our comprehensive safety systems. Among these were water cannons, which we used to contain the leak. The mist around the plant was harmless water vapor. Had any UF6 or hydrogen fluoride (HF) been present and triggered the sensors outside the operations area, alarms would have sounded and we would have evacuated the area.

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    October 28, 2014 -- Questions and Answers:
    October 26 event

    Additional information, updated as it becomes available.

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    Honeywell Metropolis Works

    Download the company’s current contract offer

    • Guaranteed wage increases each year over 6 years
    • Reasonable parameters on subcontracting that would not result in any union layoffs
    • Consumer-driven health care plan that the union agreed to in the last contract

    Download the company’s July 31, 2014 offer that union leaders did not allow members to vote on.

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