Today, representatives of Honeywell’s Buffalo Research Lab and United Steelworkers Local 8823 will begin early bargaining on a new contract for our employees at the request of the union. The company intends to bargain in good faith to pursue a new labor agreement that supports the competitiveness of the Buffalo site, positions it for long-term sustainability, and is fair to employees. The current three-year contract expires on June 12, 2014. Site leadership urges all employees to work safely at all times during this early bargaining period.
Honeywell is pleased that members of the Buffalo Research Lab bargaining unit have voted to ratify a new five-year contract agreement. The agreement allows the company to continue offering well-paying jobs with good benefits at the site, while supporting the long-term sustainability of our research and development operations. The new contract will take effect on June 13 at the expiration of the current contract. The Buffalo Research Lab bargaining unit represents 70 of the 142 workers at the site.