Support Striking Oil Workers--Donate to the Strike Fund

On February 1, 2015, our members at nine refineries were forced out on an unfair labor practice strike as industry negotiators failed to address serious concerns raised by the USW regarding the health and safety of workers and their communities

The industry gave us no other option. Our bargaining team has made every reasonable effort to reach a fair agreement, but the oil companies, represented by Shell, offered proposals showing very minimal movement. 

The 3,800 USW members at the nine refineries in Texas, Washington, California and Kentucky are fighting hard and standing strong on behalf of the 65 oil refineries and almost 200 other facilities including oil terminals, pipelines and petrochemical plants.

They need our support. Your local can help by taking actions such as gate collections, donations, or sending striking locals payments from your Local Union treasury.  

Please make checks payable to the local union strike and defense funds (ie. USW Local XXX Strike and Defense Fund). 

On Strike Since February 1, 2015

USW Local 675
1200 E 220th Street
Carson, CA 90745
(Tesoro Carson Refinery)
USW Local 13-1    
2327 Texas Ave
Texas City, TX 77590    
(Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery, Houston Green Cogeneration facility, Shell Deer Park Refinery, and Shell Deer Park Chemical Plant)
USW Local 5          
1333 Pine Street
Martinez, CA 94553
(Tesoro Martinez Refinery)
USW Local 12-591
47 Alder Lane
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(Tesoro Anacortes Refinery)
USW Local 227
704 E. Pasadena Freeway
Pasadena, TX 77506      
(LyondellBasell in Houston)
USW Local 8-719
PO Box 214
Ashland, KY 41105         
(Marathon Refinery in Catlettsburg)
On Strike Since February 8, 2015

USW Local 346
2910 Consaul Street
Toledo, Ohio 43605
(BP Husky Refinery in Toledo, OH)
USW Local 7-1
2045 Schrage Ave
Whiting IN 46394
(BP Whiting Refinery)
On Strike Since February 21, 2015
USW Local 13-423
1500 Jefferson Dr.
Port Arthur, TX 77642-0646
(Motiva Port Arthur Refinery)
On Strike Since February 22, 2015
USW Local 750
601 Goodhope St
Norco, LA 70079
(Motiva Norco and Convent Refineries; Shell Norco Chemical Plant)

Together, we can win a fair contract that makes oil refineries and surrounding communities safer. Together, we will last one day longer.