Honeywell workers wanted to sit down and finish talks, but management had other plans.
Despite UAW members making a good faith effort to return to bargaining with Honeywell, the company, through a press release issued Aug. 27, continues to show that it does not intend to end the lockout that has affected nearly 360 working men and women. Instead of working to resolve outstanding issues, the company’s press release blames the union for the lack of bargaining sessions and attempts to bargain in the press by criticizing the UAW for rescinding two tentative agreements. The real story is that during the last three bargaining sessions, after it locked out employees, Honeywell made clear that ... Read more
(SOUTH BEND, Ind.) – A vicious lockout of 360 UAW members by Wall Street darling Honeywell International, Inc., ground on into its fourth month this week with no sign of clearer skies ahead. “It’s clear Honeywell planned this attack on our members months, if not years, in advance,” said UAW Local 1508 President Tim Vogt. Honeywell locked out UAW members at its Aircraft Wheel and Brake manufacturing facilities in South Bend, Indiana, and Green Island, New York, May 9, after less than a month of negotiations for a collective agreement. There were ominous signs from the beginning of this year, ... Read more
UAW Region 9A Director Julie Kushner stands with Local 1508 members at Honeywell in Green Island, New York. The Honeywell plants in South Bend, Indiana, and Green Island, New York, make brakes and wheels for commercial and military airplanes. They also make bad decisions regarding their employees. At this moment, 317 UAW members are locked out of the Indiana plant — unable to enter or collect a paycheck. Another 42 members from Local 1508 are locked out at their Honeywell plant in New York. These men and women want to work, but Honeywell has decided that they must remain outside ... Read more