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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

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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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Metropolis Operates in a Difficult Industry Environment

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

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    Recent News

    September 30, 2014 -- Letter to Employees

    This Thursday and Friday, the company and union leaders will hold the next round of negotiations on a new labor contract for 134 hourly workers at our Metropolis facility. We remain committed to bargaining in good faith in the hopes of reaching a contract that is fair to employees and supports the future of this plant.

    We have asked the United Steelworkers to reinforce to the local union leadership to be committed and take these bargaining sessions seriously. We took that step after learning that union leaders are planning a march and rally in Metropolis eight days after this week’s scheduled bargaining sessions. While the union has the right to hold these events, it sends a mixed message about their intentions that is disappointing. The path to a new labor agreement is at the bargaining table.

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    September 23, 2014 -- Letter to Employees

    On Saturday night, we concluded another safe week of good production results and I want to thank you for that accomplishment. Since the work stoppage began, we have produced well for our customers, whose support is instrumental to our long-term success.

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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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