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Honeywell, USW 7-669 Reach Tentative Agreement


With help from federal mediators, Honeywell Metropolis and the United Steelworkers Local 7-669 have reached a tentative settlement that could end a work stoppage that began last August.

In a news release, Honeywell spokesman Peter Dalpe said the union has indicated it will vote on the ratification of the new contract this Wednesday or Thursday. He said the mediator – The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service – has requested the terms of the contract not be commented on at this time.

The union previously turned down a six-year contract from the nuclear fuel producer that included a 2 percent wage increase each year. The union has about 200 workers at the  Metropolis, Ill. plant.

John Null is the host and creator of Left of the Dial. From 2013-2016, he also served as a reporter in the WKMS newsroom.
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