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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

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

Statement on continued lockout of UAW members at Honeywell

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

USW blasts Honeywell as lockout of UAW members enters fourth month

(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

Together we win: In the midst of lockout, members at Honeywell stand strong

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