Tag: United Steelworkers

United Steelworkers reviewing contract proposal from Marathon Petroleum

Workers have been on strike since Feb. 1. Hancock said one of issues is Marathon’s move to dismantle the labor/management partnership that was launched after an explosion and fire killed 15 workers in 2005, when BP owned the refinery.  More »

Striking refinery workers in Kentucky will return to work this week

The USW workers went on strike Feb. 1 as part of the original nine sites that launched a nationwide walk out.  More »

LyondellBasell addresses striking employees in open letter

Kevin Brown, an executive vice president of LyondellBasell, on Wednesday issued the following open letter to striking employees: Kevin Brown letter  More »

Shell workers in Deer Park end strike

United Steelworkers at Shell Deer Park and Shell Chemical join employees at four Gulf Coast refineries in Louisiana and Texas who have also ended strikes.  More »

Striking refinery employees could come back to work by end of March

Last week, negotiators for Shell, which was representing the industry, and the union agreed on a deal that provides a national framework for contracts.  More »

UPDATE: Steelworkers, Shell reach tentative deal to end refinery strikes

The union and Shell, which is representing the industry in the talks, had been in continuous negotiations since Monday.  More »

Union, Shell in longest stretch of contract talks yet

The dispute started with nine facilities but has since expanded to 15 refineries and chemical plants nationwide.  More »

Strike talks move into third day

Negotiators from the United Steelworkers union and Shell Oil Co. met Wednesday for a third consecutive day of talks this week. On Monday and Tuesday, the discussions went into the evening hours. The talks are taking place in Houston at an undisclosed location. Negotiators are trying to resolve the strike that began Feb. 1 and […]  More »

Fitch: Prolonged refinery strike could affect gasoline supplies

Though the ongoing United Steelworkers strike hasn’t had much impact on the market for refined products yet, it could if the strike continues for much longer, according to a new report by Fitch Ratings.  More »

Union, Shell negotiators meet Monday

No details were released about the progress of the talks on Monday.  More »

Steelworkers rally at Shell HQ as talks set to resume Wednesday

The marchers started at City Hall and went on to various buildings of oil companies they are battling with over labor contracts.  More »

Steelworkers fire back over unfair labor practice charges

The National Right to Work Foundation is providing legal help to three employees of LyondellBasell who filed unfair labor practice charges against the union.  More »

More labor board charges filed in Steelworkers strike

The National Right to Work Foundation announced Wednesday that three employees at LyondellBasell filed unfair labor practice charges against the United Steelworkers Union. The charges allege that union officials from Steelworkers Local 13-227 are harassing workers who are going back to work. The charges were filed Monday with the National Labor Relations Board, according to […]  More »

USW, Shell met Wednesday and will meet again Monday

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday in Houston, according to the union, which added that it is prepared to continue negotiations continuously to get a new labor agreement.  More »

LyondellBasell accuses Steelworkers of threatening returning workers

The company also contends it has witnessed threatening behavior at the gates of its Houston refinery as employees arrive to work.  More »
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