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Workers on Strike at 9 Oil Refineries Producing 10% of US Fuel


Business  (tags: strike, U.S. oil refineries, U.S. chemical plants, United Steelworkers union, USW )

Judy
- 1571 days ago - rt.com
"US oil workers on strike. You wouldn't know it from the mainstream media." The mass walkout of refinery workers âEUR" the first since 1980 âEUR" took place on Sunday.



   

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Past Member (0)
Monday February 2, 2015, 6:17 am
ty
 

Roger G (148)
Monday February 2, 2015, 2:51 pm
noted, thanks
 

Judy C (91)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 1:30 am
The oil companies don't like this, so we don't hear a peep about it in the mainstream news.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 2:40 pm
Refinery employees complain of working overtime with unsafe staffing levels and under dangerous work environments. The union has cited daily occurrences of fires, emissions, leaks, and explosions that threaten local communities.

“The oil companies do not want to work with us to improve the workplace and safety at oil refineries and facilities,” said USW International Vice President of Administration Tom Conway. “This industry is the richest in the world and can afford to make the changes we offered in bargaining.”

Awful sad the amount of comments that are below the story. More Union bashing that the people have grown to believe is the way to go.....slice these people throats instead of supporting them.....one slices their own. Is no reason why safer working conditions should be in question.
 
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