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Oil Workers in U.S. Begin First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

From an article by Lynn Doan and Barbara Powell published on 1 Feb 2015 by Bloomberg under the headline:Screen Shot 2015-02-01 at 14.48.37

“Oil Workers in U.S. Begin First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980”

Shell activated a “contingency plan”

(Bloomberg) — The United Steelworkers union, which represents employees at more than 200 U.S. oil refineries, terminals, pipelines and chemical plants, began a strike at nine sites on Sunday, the biggest walkout called since 1980.

The USW started the work stoppage after failing to reach agreement on a labor contract that expired Sunday, saying in a statement that it “had no choice.” The union rejected five contract offers made by Royal Dutch Shell Plc on behalf of oil companies since negotiations began on Jan. 21. read more

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