BP Whiting Refinery Workers Walk Out
February 9, 2015 — Lakeshore Public Media Staff and AP — Members of the United Steelworkers union set up picket lines at gates outside the BP Whiting Refinery.
The union notified BP Plc. that workers at the refinery and another refinery in Ohio would walkout early Sunday morning, joining a walkout that began at nine other refineries. The “Times” reports more than 1,000 union members at Whiting are on strike .A BP spokesman said that the company expects to continue operating with replacement workers and doesn’t expect a significant effect on production.
The picket lines around the plant in Whiting began late Saturday night and continued Sunday.
[Photo of BP Whiting refinery courtesy of gasbuddy.com]