Yesterday afternoon, the United Steelworkers reached a tentative contract agreement with negotiators from Shell Oil Co., which has represented Chevron, ExxonMobil and other oil companies affected by the union’s now nearly six-week strike. Even as the strike continues in many workplaces, yesterday’s victory is the hard-won result of careful organizing and some promising collaboration.
Good article, Kate.
Our survival as a species depends on an alliance between climate justice activists and workers in the fossil fuel industries.
It seems ironic, though, doesn’t it. Goes to show just how complex this entire situation is…
A more critical story on the USW agreement is here:
This is good news.
Too bad the writer cannot count votes.
It is true Big Oil has strong ties to the GOP. It is also true Big Oil has strong ties to the Democrats.
The Democrats could not block subsidies to big oil when they controlled both houses by large majorities because too many democrats voted against blocking big oil subsidies.
Be careful about overlooking the obvious.