I wanted to bring everyone up to speed about the Honeywell Strike situation that has been ongoing for a significant period of time. I received the following letter from Mark Emanation of the Capital District Area Labor Federation who writes:
The UAW 1508 members have been locked out for 175 days. The union and the company are back at negotiations this next week. So far, Honeywell has not moved and so far the union members have stood firm in their resolve.
The solidarity and support from unions, community organizations, clergy and the general public has been outstanding here and in Indiana. But the situation is desperate and unemployment insurance runs out in mid November.
We need one big push to help these workers over the top. We have to let the company know that our solidarity is unwavering. One way we can do that is by supporting the workers financially. With this in mind, the Labor-Religion Coalition has set up an Action Network Strike Assistance Fund.
Please note, all contributions will be forwarded to the Strike Assistance Fund via the Labor-Religion Coalition.
Here is the link to the fund:
If we can get this out far and wide to our members and to the community as a whole, I believe we can raise a lot of money and support for these courageous workers and their families.
Let’s make this a great win for Labor and working people everywhere!
Can we please help our Brothers and Sister in Labor out? I have given a donation personally but, it would be so great if all of you can contribute whatever you can afford. If we help these folks to persevere in the face of Honeywell’s CEO’s draconian demands to reduce their salaries, benefits and retirement benefits, we, the labor movement, will be strengthened immeasurably!