Support the USW oil workers strike!

 
BY:Joshua Leclair| March 12, 2015
Support the USW oil workers strike!

 

The Labor Commission of the Communist Party, U.S.A., we call on all our members, allies and fellow activists to support the USW oil workers in their struggle for a fair contract and safe working conditions.

The attack on USW oil workers is on the cutting edge of the right-wing corporate anti-union attack on labor and the people’s movements.

Oil industry managers are refusing to address issues of safety that include daily fires, leaks, emissions, and explosions; the dangerous reliance on outside, under-skilled contractors; understaffing, extreme workload and excessive overtime; and inhumane and unsafe scheduling practices.

These oil workers are also on the frontlines of keeping our communities safe from environmental disasters and are essential in maintaining safe and healthy living conditions in the communities in which they work.

Please go to the links below to sign the petition in support of the USW oil workers and to make a donation to their strike fund. Also, see peopleworld.org coverage of the strike for more detailed information on the issue.

Click for Petition

Click for Donations

Peoples World coverage:

Union not surprised by flare-up at Whiting, Ind. BP plant

Safety tops strike demands for oil workers at BP refinery

Ohioans brave severe cold to back oil strikers

 

Photo: Teresa Albano/PW

 

Author

    Josh has worked as a motorcycle mechanic and an organizer for a public sector union in Florida. He is currently active in Central Florida's labor and progressive movements, and is the District Organizer of Florida for the Communist Party. Josh grew up in New Smyrna Beach, FL and now resides in Orlando.

Leave a Comment

Related Articles

For democracy. For equality. For socialism. For a sustainable future and a world that puts people before profits. Join the Communist Party USA today.

Join Now

We are a political party of the working class, for the working class, with no corporate sponsors or billionaire backers. Join the generations of workers whose generosity and solidarity sustains the fight for justice.

Donate Now

CPUSA Mailbag

If you have any questions related to CPUSA, you can ask our experts
  • QHow does the CPUSA feel about the current American foreign...
  • AThanks for a great question, Conlan.  CPUSA stands for peace and international solidarity, and has a long history of involvement...
Read More
Ask a question
See all Answer