Honeywell, union reach no agreement

Honeywell, union reach no agreement

There are 383 comments on the The Paducah Sun Online Edition story from Jun 22, 2010, titled Honeywell, union reach no agreement. In it, The Paducah Sun Online Edition reports that:

Negotiations between the nuclear fuel-producing Honeywell plant at Metropolis, Ill., and United Steelworkers Local 7-669 ended Monday without an agreement, a company spokesman said.

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Bholib

Bossier City, LA

#1 Jun 24, 2010
The best thing members can do is get online and research the future of nuclear plants and the most cost effective locations to produce UF6.

You will find the customers are oversees, the raw materials are oversees and all future growth is oversees. Foreign countries will welcome a new plant and business opportunity.

While no one likes to take a pay cut, at some point you have to realize you may be in a industry or business that just cannot be competitive.

If you need examples of industries that moved oversees: Phones, TV's most electronics, virtually every household appliance, Fabrics, the list goes on.

All companies have shareholders who expect profits, thats why they are in business. Fact, many of those shareholders are former hourly union employee retirees! Take a look of the investment fund companies (holding retiree savings) invested in Honeywell. Shouldnt these people expect the company to make decisions that will keep their investments secure?

Think before you vote!
Good Luck!
Grammer Police

Murfreesboro, TN

#2 Jun 24, 2010
Do you mean Overseas?
Grammar Police

Murfreesboro, TN

#3 Jun 24, 2010
Did u catch it?
sara bellum

Murray, KY

#4 Jun 24, 2010
Grammer Police wrote:
Do you mean Overseas?
Do you mean Grammar Police?
Grammar Police

Murfreesboro, TN

#5 Jun 24, 2010
sara bellum wrote:
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Do you mean Grammar Police?
Yes...Sea above lol
sara bellum

Murray, KY

#6 Jun 25, 2010
Apparently we posted at the exact same time. haha I didn't see your second post.

Also, gotta agree with the OP about some things. Factory and plant workers need to realize what it's coming down to and that is building factories overseas is a lot cheaper and the labor is a lot cheaper. Some factory workers seem to think they are owed $25/hr. for work that isn't dangerous or hard but because they are a "factory worker" their job is automatically labeled as such. Companies would save a lot of money by using cheap labor in other countries. Sure it's taking away American jobs but if a person in China is willing to do the work for a LOT less money than an American worker, can you really blame the company for wanting to close down a plant or factory?
FapFapFap

Mount Morris, MI

#7 Jun 26, 2010
Not at all cost effective to close down the Metropolis site. Clean up costs for shutting down a nuclear facility are staggering. Most of the business (UF6 customers) is still in U.S. , not to mention the cost, logistics, and regulation of shipping the materials overseas is going to become more and more prohibitive, especially in light of heightened international security fears.there is so much business here that many old mines are being reopened in the states, plus new ones being opened. Growth in the industry here is rapidly approaching exponential. Like it or not, the Honeywell Metropolis site is going to be here for a long, long time.
imamowertoo

Galax, VA

#8 Jun 28, 2010
I just heard that the union employees at honeywell were escorted off the property by armed guards... anyone else hear this??
FapFapFap

Metropolis, IL

#9 Jun 28, 2010
They were locked out at 6:30pm, so that is probably correct
USW Rules

Metropolis, IL

#10 Jun 28, 2010
Hope the company folk got some better bedding for the cots in those scab shacks! Dry rot, mold, even growing mushrooms! Shows how much the company cares about their management too!

USW 7-669: Keeping salaried employees wives from being lonely since June 28, 2010
Neo-Confederate

Lakewood, OH

#11 Jun 29, 2010
USW Rules wrote:
Hope the company folk got some better bedding for the cots in those scab shacks! Dry rot, mold, even growing mushrooms! Shows how much the company cares about their management too!
USW 7-669: Keeping salaried employees wives from being lonely since June 28, 2010
Innuendo, name calling & the big inflatable rat do nothing for your cause, say nothing good about your character collectively or individually. Trade unions are the reason the auto companies went bankrupt. Double digit unemployment and the union is striking. Your wages are way above average for this area, you want more and minimum wage folks on welfare . Don't think that's going to win you much support. Be glad you have a job with such benefits. As far as your healthcare package goes, Obama just took care of that for you.
FapFapFap

Mount Morris, MI

#12 Jun 29, 2010
Neo-Confederate wrote:
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Innuendo, name calling & the big inflatable rat do nothing for your cause, say nothing good about your character collectively or individually. Trade unions are the reason the auto companies went bankrupt. Double digit unemployment and the union is striking. Your wages are way above average for this area, you want more and minimum wage folks on welfare . Don't think that's going to win you much support. Be glad you have a job with such benefits. As far as your healthcare package goes, Obama just took care of that for you.
Wow, advice from a racist now....
in case you've missed the news, this isn't about wages. And the union is not on strike. They are locked out, by the company. The union was still reporting to work, around the clock ready to run the plant while negotiations continued. The company pulled the trigger, not the union.
Union Fan

Metropolis, IL

#13 Jun 29, 2010
Stay strong union!!!!
Neo-Confederate

Lakewood, OH

#14 Jun 29, 2010
FapFapFap wrote:
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Wow, advice from a racist now....
in case you've missed the news, this isn't about wages. And the union is not on strike. They are locked out, by the company. The union was still reporting to work, around the clock ready to run the plant while negotiations continued. The company pulled the trigger, not the union.
whatever...I'd rather be a racist than an advertised masturbater...
FapFapFap

Santa Clara, CA

#15 Jun 30, 2010
Neo-Confederate wrote:
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whatever...I'd rather be a racist than an advertised masturbater...
Ah...so you're a hater because you don't have much to work with, huh? LOL!
Neo-Confederate

Lakewood, OH

#16 Jun 30, 2010
FapFapFap wrote:
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Ah...so you're a hater because you don't have much to work with, huh? LOL!
yea...that's it....
FapFapFap

Santa Clara, CA

#18 Jun 30, 2010
Sorry...not into guys, so I'll pass on clicking your "little" link...
USW Rules

Metropolis, IL

#20 Jun 30, 2010
What, no response from Neo-Confederate, the racist looking for approval from some men? Must be busy trolling for business down by the river....
Wife of Union Member

Nashville, IL

#21 Jul 3, 2010
sara bellum wrote:
Apparently we posted at the exact same time. haha I didn't see your second post.
Also, gotta agree with the OP about some things. Factory and plant workers need to realize what it's coming down to and that is building factories overseas is a lot cheaper and the labor is a lot cheaper. Some factory workers seem to think they are owed $25/hr. for work that isn't dangerous or hard but because they are a "factory worker" their job is automatically labeled as such. Companies would save a lot of money by using cheap labor in other countries. Sure it's taking away American jobs but if a person in China is willing to do the work for a LOT less money than an American worker, can you really blame the company for wanting to close down a plant or factory?
Sara, do you know what UF6 is? You say the job isn't dangerous, I think you need to do your research before you post. People may not realize this is the only plant in the USA that does what they do. In addition, the plant was placed on heightened security ever since 911. Do your homework.
sara bellum

Larchmont, NY

#22 Jul 3, 2010
Yes, I know what UF6 is, thanks. I was not talking about Honeywell employees or the Honeywell situation, I was talking about factory workers IN GENERAL. Not every factory job is dangerous.

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