September 16, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel
Green Island, NY – Honeywell Aerospace and the United Auto Workers resumed contract talks Sept. 12, in a new effort to end a lockout that has idled about 350 workers at two factories since May.
Honeywell began the lockout after workers at its brake-pad plants in South Bend, Indiana and Green Island, N.Y. after they rejected a contract that would have increased their health-care costs while giving only a small raise. The UAW will also inspect the South Bend plant to look into health and safety concerns such as improper handling of hazardous chemicals, improper ventilation, and water dripping into electrical boxes. The new round of negotiations will be the first talks between the parties since June 8. Read more