March 26, 1997 |
Tosco Corp. had threatened to shut down a refinery near San Francisco if an oil workers union did not accept a contract calling for layoffs of nearly 20% of the union's workers at three refineries that Tosco is buying from Unocal Corp., union leaders said Tuesday.
March 25, 1997 |
Tosco Corp. and the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union reached a tentative agreement on all issues that had caused the union to threaten a strike at the three California refineries Tosco is buying from Unocal Corp., according to a spokeswoman for Tosco. OCAW officials could not be reached for comment. Details of the agreement, which still must be ratified by union members, were not available.
March 20, 1997 |
Oil industry workers on Wednesday threatened to strike as early as Sunday at three California refineries that Tosco Corp. is buying from Unocal Corp., raising the specter of higher gasoline prices for consumers. The Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union has rejected terms of the contract offered by Tosco that includes plans to cut 15% to 20% of the 900 jobs at refineries in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Santa Maria, said Kelly Quinn, president of OCAW Local 1-675.
February 3, 1996 |
Amoco, Union Reach Tentative Accord: The pact negotiated by the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union and Amoco Corp. would cover 30,000 Amoco employees. Agreements between the energy firm and the union traditionally become a model for contracts at other U.S. refineries and chemical plants. Its terms were not disclosed. Union officials said they were able to secure higher wages and improved job security--provisions that had been sticking points in the protracted talks.
March 20, 1995 |
Striking oilmen aiming to halt Kuwaiti oil production said Sunday they would continue their two-day-old action after talks with the government failed to resolve a labor dispute. "We will continue this strike until the company meets our demands," said Anwar al-Balhan, general secretary of Kuwait Oil Co. Labor Union. Oil traders said the union has failed to put a dent in the gulf state's production of 2 million barrels per day, source of 90% of state revenue.
November 24, 1994 |
Brazil Oil Workers Strike: The Brazil Federation of Oil Workers--estimated to include up to 80% of the nation's 50,000 oil workers--launched a strike that crippled operations at eight of the nation's 10 refineries and threatened the country with shortages of cooking gas and diesel fuel. Brazil refines the entire 1.2 million barrels of oil it consumes daily. Newspapers reported that the strike caught Petrobras, the government oil monopoly, with low stocks.