Saturday, February 21, 2015

worker safety

United Steelworkers issue strike notices in Louisiana

The steelworkers say the sticking point doesn’t involve wages, but rather staffing and workloads, health and safety issues and health care.

“We’re committed to reaching a settlement that works for both parties,” said USW Vice President Tom Conway, “but adequate staffing levels, worker fatigue and other important safety issues must be addressed.”

“Our members are speaking loud and clear,” said Gary Beevers, USW International vice president who oversees the union’s oil sector. “If it takes a global fight to win safe workplaces, so be it.”

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