2015 Strike USW 13-227

$2,533 of $100k goal

Raised by 39 people in 26 months
US
United Steelworkers  PASADENA, TX
The oil industry believes organized labor is dead. They believe that they can wait us out and force us back into unsafe working conditions for us and the surrounding communities.

THIS WORK STOPPAGE IS ABOUT HEALTH AND SAFETY (FATIGUE, UNSAFE STAFFING LEVELS, & CONTRACTING OUT OF FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE JOBS), & HEALTHCARE (SKY HIGH HEALTH CARE OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS)

( Chemical Releases, carcinogens being allowed to leak to atmosphere, poor staffing, job consolidation that leads to people performing 2 and 3 jobs)

 We want reasonable contract language that is enforceable and makes the oil companies accountable for these problems.

Workers are working onerous hours and are getting fatigued. When a person is fatigued, they make mistakes and this can be deadly in a refinery or petrochemical plant. On paper, the units look fully staffed, but in reality, the companies pull workers off for temporary jobs, like trainer and temporary supervisor, and this places a burden on the existing employees to work short-handed. As a result, they have to continue working overtime and get fatigued. Some of this temporary assignments last for a couple of years.

We would rather see full-time employees performing maintenance work than contractors because the contractors don’t receive as much health and safety training as the full-time employees who get training from the company and the international union’s health and safety training programs. In addition, contractors come and go and don’t understand the nuances (ins and outs) of these facilities like full-time employees who generally have been there for years. Also, full-time employees have more loyalty to the companies than the contractors because for them it is just another job.

We want to reduce the out-of-pocket health care expense limit for workers because many are spending thousands of dollars for health care and it is as if they don’t have health insurance.

We are working hard for a safe refinery because we know these facilities impact the communities around them whenever there is an explosion, leak, fire, emission or other type of process safety event. We want the communities to feel more and a healthier environment.

Any funds not used by the end of the strike will be "paid forward" to another union or group on strike.
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$2,533 of $100k goal

Raised by 39 people in 26 months
Created February 7, 2015
US
United Steelworkers  
HD
$250
Harris County Tejano Democrats
24 months ago
PL
$25
Peter Lenzo
24 months ago

Give em hell

ML
$100
Mike Langham
25 months ago

ChevronPhillips 13-227. We must stand strong now to defend every ounce of senority we have, and also to not allow these companies dictate how we spend our days off without pay. Fatigue is a major Safety concern and these Companies needs to start hiring Union help to replace an aging and retiring workforce. Thank you USW Brothers and Sisters for your sacrifice.

EF
$50
Eulalio Flores
25 months ago
CB
$20
Colleen Burke
25 months ago

Stay strong, brothers and sisters. There's nothing more important than your right to be safe at work.

RW
$101
Richard Wilson
25 months ago
DN
$100
Derrick Norris
25 months ago

Please help the workers who are fighting for all of us.

JB
$50
johnnie byers
25 months ago

these people are fighting for all workers, GOD bless and thank you

BB
$75
Brad Barber
25 months ago
DS
$100
Dan Stapert
25 months ago
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