The United Steelworkers Union stood up at the federal Chemical Safety Board hearing in Richmond a few weeks ago and thanked environmental groups for our work. A major demand for this strike, the largest U.S. refinery strike since 1980, is the right of workers to stop unsafe production practices. Join climate activists as we rally to support greater worker safety!
To place this in the context of the nationwide strike, please see Greens Get Behind Striking Oil Workers, on the Grist website.
David Turnbull, the campaign director for Oil Change International, frames the solidarity between refinery works and greens in this way: “So often as we fight Big Oil it can be hard to remember that the impacts of the industry and the fight for safer communities extend both inside and outside the fence lines.” For more from Mr. Turnbull and Bill McKibben, see the Grist story (link above).
For more national coverage, please see In Stand for People and Planet Over Profit, Green Groups Back Oil Worker Strike, on the Common Dreams website.
Photo credit: Steve Nadel
150 Solano Way
Pacheco, CA 94553
Google map and directions