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Appeals court rules Honeywell workers have lifetime benefits for pre-1997 retirees

ORDERS TRIAL FOR THOSE WHO RETIRED AFTERWARD Several hundred retired UAW workers from the Stratford Army Engine Plant in Stratford, CT won a major victory in a decision issued by the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals in a ruling against Honeywell, Inc. The appeals court decision upheld injunctions issued by District Court Judge Vanessa Bryant in Kelly vs Honeywell that prevented the company from unilaterally terminating UAW negotiated medical insurance it agreed to provide for life to all future retirees and surviving spouses. In that ruling, the District Court ruled by summary judgment for anyone who retired under the ... Read more

Statement of the UAW on NLRB General Counsel’s Decision to Withdraw Complaint Against Honeywell

NLRB General Counsel, Newly-Appointed by President Trump, Denies Workers Their Day in Court (Detroit) — Late yesterday, at the direction of newly-appointed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb, the agency withdrew the complaint and cancelled the trial. On July 7, 2017, the NLRB issued a complaint against Honeywell alleging that its ten-month lockout of workers in South Bend, IN and Green Island NY violated federal labor law.  Honeywell locked out over 350 UAW workers after they refused to agree to Honeywell’s proposal that the Company be allowed to unilaterally change, among other things, the terms of their ... Read more

UAW Honeywell Retirees at Greenville, Ohio, Plant Win Right to Keep Health Care Benefits

GREENVILLE, Ohio — UAW members who retired from Honeywell International Inc. before June 1, 2012 and their eligible spouses are entitled to the lifetime health care benefits the company agreed to in collective bargaining in 2003 and subsequent contracts, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. That means that instead of those benefits being terminated, as the company had planned to do at the end of February, the court issued a permanent injunction against the company doing so. “Plaintiffs have proven, by a preponderance of the evidence, that Honeywell agreed to provide lifetime healthcare benefits to its retirees at the Greenville, ... Read more

Updated: UAW members at Honeywell ratify contract, end lockout

original post 2/22/17 10:00AM EST: STATEMENTS FROM UAW BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS REGARDING HONEYWELL CONTRACT OFFER UAW Local 9 members in South Bend, Indiana, and those at Local 1508 in Green Island, New York, have received an offer from Honeywell for a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement and have agreed to present it positively to membership. The UAW members, who have been locked out of their jobs for over nine months, have been fighting to protect wages and benefits. On Tuesday, the company moved off demands that would have allowed it wide latitude to modify and even terminate benefits during the term of the contract. Details ... Read more

Proposal to end lockout to be presented to Honeywell workers

SOUTH BEND, Indiana – About 360 UAW-represented workers at Honeywell Aerospace will be presented with a proposal next week that would end a six-month lockout if approved. The proposal, which was completed Friday, will be presented to about 320 members of Local 9 in South Bend and 39 members of Local 1508 in Green Island, New York. The corporation, which locked out the workers on May 9, has been using scab workers to make brakes and wheels for its military and commercial customers. The proposal comes without a recommendation from the UAW bargaining committee at Honeywell. Its details are being ... Read more

UAW to Honeywell: Be prepared to address health care

SOUTH BEND, Indiana — UAW members who are locked out at Honeywell Aerospace facilities in South Bend, Indiana, and Green Island, New York, say it is time for the corporation to get serious about its substandard health care offer. Locked out UAW members of Local 9 (South Bend) and Local 1508 (Green Island) are expected to go back to the table on Nov. 2 for the fifth round of negotiations since Honeywell locked out its experienced workforce on May 9. The corporation brought in inexperienced scab workers to manufacture precise aircraft parts such as brakes and wheels for our military ... Read more

Remarks of Region 2B Director Ken Lortz from Honeywell Rally

The following are remarks given by Region 2B Director Ken Lortz at a rally for locked out Honeywell workers and members of UAW Local 9:   For anyone who wants to see what Solidarity looks like, they need look no further than South Bend, Indiana. This week, the International President of the UAW, Dennis Williams and key members of his Staff were here, on this picket line. Today, we have Faith Leaders, Labor Leaders, Community Leaders, and Public Leaders lending their support. UAW Locals and Members all across our Region stand with Local 9 and have pledged financial support. And, ... Read more

Protesters Block Traffic at O’Brien Federal Office Building Demanding Government Suspend Contracting with Honeywell Aerospace

Elected officials, labor, clergy and community leaders express support for UAW members in Green Island and South Bend who have been locked out of work for over four months (Albany, NY) – Supporters of UAW members locked out by Honeywell Aerospace blocked traffic and rallied today at the O’Brien Federal Office Building in Albany demanding the federal government suspend contracting with Honeywell Aerospace until the company ends the lockout and negotiates in good faith. The Green Island factory and a sister plant in South Bend, Indiana, make braking systems and wheels for commercial and military aircraft, including the Boeing 737, ... Read more

Honeywell employees protest, demand fair contract

GREEN ISLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Local employees of a manufacturing company protested Wednesday in demand of a fair contract. The Honeywell workers, based in Green Island, say the company refuses to come to an agreement with their union. Read the full article on News10.com >>>

Local 9 and Local 1508 Bargaining Committees at Honeywell Issue Statement

“Over the past two days UAW Local 9 and UAW Local 1508 bargainers met in good faith with Honeywell to bargain a fair and equitable contract. UAW members once again asked Honeywell to end its lockout and put our members back to work. The UAW came to the table and submitted numerous proposals that are responsive to our members’ concerns and we did make progress on a few issues. There are many difficult and substantive issues that remain and Honeywell came to the table with no new proposals or ideas to solve the main issues dividing the parties. The good ... Read more