Tag: United Steelworkers

Steelworkers picket outside two Louisiana refineries

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports that strikers marched Sunday outside the Motiva plants in Norco and Convent.  More »

Steelworker strike: Talks ongoing as tensions mount on picket line

The Houston Police Department was investigating whether an unidentified off-duty officer who works for another law enforcement agency threatened to shoot picketers early Friday morning, HPD public information officer Jodi Silva said.  More »

Union rejects latest offer in national oil workers strike

The walkout, now in its third week, affects 11 refineries and petrochemical plants, five in the Houston area.  More »

LyondellBasell: Strikers, come back to work

The workers, who walked out of the refinery on Feb. 1 as part of a nationwide strike after national oil bargaining talks broke down, have left the refinery scrambling to operate with supervisors.  More »

Fitch: Refinery strikes could send gasoline up if they extend into driving season

In a report released Wednesday, Fitch said the strikes haven’t moved markets for refined products like gasoline, diesel and jet fuel so far, largely because inventories haven’t declined much amid a mild winter and refinery maintenance season in January and February.  More »

Strike update: BP training additional replacement workers

The union went on strike against two BP refineries, one in Ohio and another in Indiana, on Feb. 8., a week after the union launched initial walkouts at nine facilities.  More »

Shell, union spar over picket line etiquette

Tensions escalated Friday in the nearly two-week strike after picketers were told to get off the Shell Deer Park Refining property. The order puts the strikers in danger because the refinery fronts the feeder road on Texas 225 and there is no sidewalk on which to stand, said Lee Medley, president of the United Steelworkers Local 13-1. He said Shell gave the strikers walking the picket line 30 minutes to get themselves, their chairs, ice chests and other equipment off the property.  More »

Strike negotiations to resume next week

The United Steelworkers’ strike against what they call unsafe working conditions at refineries and chemical plants remained at an impasse Thursday. Union spokeswoman Lynne Hancock said negotiations would resume next week.  More »

Labor talks to resume Tuesday

The work stoppage at two BP facilities in the Midwest brought the number of plants on strike to 11, after union members walked out of nine facilities, including five in the Houston area, a week earlier.  More »

United Steelworkers rally in downtown Houston after rejecting Shell contract offer

The union representing 5,000 Houston-area workers, went on strike against nine facilities early Sunday morning after its negotiations with Shell broke down.  More »

Steelworkers reject latest contract offer, will stage downtown rally

The offer, which the union received Wednesday night, was the company’s sixth to go across the negotiating table since the two sides have been meeting to hammer out a new labor agreement. The last contract expired Sunday.  More »

Strike negotiators back at the table Tuesday night

Negotiators broke off their talks late Saturday night when negotiations came to an impasse.  More »

LyondellBasell’s fourth-quarter writedown drags down record year

Lyondell did not mention an industry-wide labor strike by United Steelworkers that sent union members picketing the company’s U.S. headquarters in downtown Houston.  More »

United Steelworkers stage downtown Houston protest at LyondellBasell HQ

The strike against LyondellBasell’s refinery in Houston began early Sunday as part of a nationwide effort targeting nine plants nationwide, including five in the Houston area.  More »

Striking refinery workers resume negotiations with Shell

Shortly after midnight Sunday, workers struck at the LyondellBasell refinery in Houston, Marathon Petroleum’s Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City and Shell Deer Park Refinery.  More »
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