USW and Chevron met to discuss VRC clothing. They
want to buy all represented employees 6 sets of fire
retardant clothing that would belong to the employees.
The employees would be responsible for washing the
clothing and the company would pay each employee
$5.00 per week. We have some outstanding information
the company has yet to give to the union and we have a
meeting set to meet with Chevron on November 28th to
finish up discussions. The statewide committee will be
in touch with the members to discuss how you feel
about this issue. We will get back to you later after our
second meeting with Chevron.
On another issue Bill Locke signed an LOA agreement
with Chevron allowing the company to use former USW
represented employees that have been laid off less than
2 years. Here is a copy of the LOA.