The members of USW Local 7-669 at Honeywell’s uranium conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois have been locked out of their jobs since August 1. The company is demanding that workers agree to changes in their contract that would allow management to operate large portions of the facility with contractors, eliminating as many as 100 local family-sustaining jobs.
Workers are concerned that allowing outside contractors to operate key aspects of the facility could be dangerous, creating confusion and increasing the risk of an accident. Workers at the facility handle large amounts of hazardous and radioactive material on a regular basis and a small error could create a release that would put thousands of people at risk.
Locked out workers will be in Pittsburgh on December 5th! Come out to meet some of these workers and show your support!
Brown Bag Lunch—12:00 noon on Friday, December 5th in the Lobby Conference Room
Meet members of Local 7-669, hear stories from their fight for a fair contract at Honeywell, and find out how you can support their struggle! E-mail John Lepley (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP.
Acoustic Open Stage Benefit Show—8pm at Zano’s Pub House—3806 Acorn Street.
Live music, food and fun. Free admission, donations to the Local 7-669 Lockout Fund are greatly appreciated!
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