• On October 10, 840 members of Machinists Local Lodge 778 went on strike at a Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies LLC plant in Kansas City. Honeywell operates the federally owned plant, which makes non-nuclear components for nuclear weapons. The day before the strike, the machinists rejected a contract offer that included pay raises over the next six years and a $2,000 ratification bonus but imposed a new two-tier pay scale for employees hired after the start of 2012. Union representatives have accused Honeywell of bargaining in bad faith. The strike is ongoing as of the date of this alert.