Steel workers ready to strike at Chevron California refinery

More than 500 workers at a Chevron Corporation refinery in the San Francisco Bay area have told the company they will go on strike at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

Richmond, California – More than 500 workers at a Chevron Corporation refinery in the San Francisco Bay area have told the company they will go on strike at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

Members of United Steelworkers Local 5 have rejected the company’s recent contract offer and issued a notice of intent to go on strike, the union said in a statement on Sunday.

The statement said Chevron refused to return to bargaining.

A message was sent Sunday from Chevron asking for comment.

If the strike shuts down refineries in Richmond, California, it could continue to supply gasoline to the state, which has the highest regular gas price in the country at $ 5,847 per gallon, according to the AAA.

The union said in a statement that it had reached an agreement with the oil industry on February 25 on a pattern agreement on wages and working conditions. But even about 200 bargaining units have to agree on local issues before the deal can be approved.

The old contract with Chevron in Richmond expired on February 1, and workers are reporting for a 24-hour extension for their jobs, the union said.

San Ramon, California-based Chevron says on its website that the refinery produces petrol, diesel and jet fuel, as well as oil.

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