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Demanding Higher Wages, Refinery Workers Strike Shell Oil


Kevin Troutman was quoted on NPR on February 4, 2015. The segment “Demanding Higher Wages, Refinery Workers Strike Shell Oil” discussed how United Steelworkers members are on strike at refineries and chemical plants that process 10 percent of the nation's gasoline, diesel, heating oil and jet fuel.

Kevin was quoted on his take of the strike.

Kevin said, "Things are more automated throughout the industry now than they were 30 years ago. They can bring in either management employees or experienced workers from elsewhere. You don't need as many workers to continue to operate as you would have 30 years ago because of technology."

To read the full article, please visit NPR.

This article was picked up by Houston Public Media on February 4, 2015.


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