Locked-out members and leaders of United Steelworkers Local 7-669 on Thursday visited Honeywell’s D.C. headquarters and the company’s lobbying firms as the lockout at the Metropolis, IL uranium conversion facility nears the end of the second month. The group of Steelworkers from Metropolis – joined by supporters from the AFL-CIO, Metro Washington Council, IBEW and DC CBTU – tried to meet with and deliver letters to the lobby firms, which Honeywell has hired along with their own in-house lobby team, and held a demonstration outside Honeywell’s D.C. headquarters. Honeywell has ramped up political spending over the last several years, spending nearly six million dollars in the current election cycle alone, and has a major lobbying presence in the nation’s capital. photo by Chris Garlock/Union City
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