Catlettsburg Refinery work stoppage ends with new contract

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Hourly workers at the Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s Catlettsburg Refinery are returning to work this week.

The Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1afWxqm) the workers, who are represented by United Steelworkers, ended a two-month work stoppage on Friday.

They walked off their jobs on Feb. 1 as part of the largest strike by U.S. refinery workers in 35 years.

The refinery continued production during the strike with salaried employees. Union negotiator Dave Martin said the hourly workers are expected to take over operations on Saturday.

The new contract includes a 12 percent raise over four years and fatigue policy where a worker must be given a day off after certain triggers are met. Workers voted to accept the contract 226-153.

Marathon spokesman Chuck Rice said the company is please the contract was ratified.

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Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com

 

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