February 10, 2016

USW oil workers join global health and safety discussions

From the United Steelworkers (USW):

Two USW leaders recently joined their fellow oil workers from around the world to draft a list of priorities for improving occupational health and safety for oil and gas workers in the Arctic.

Kim Nibarger, a former refinery worker and safety representative who was recently named the new chair of the USW’s National Oil Bargaining Program (NOBP), and Fritz Guenther, a health and safety representative for Local 4959 which represents workers on Alaska’s north slope, traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, for four days in late January for the meetings, sponsored by the IndustriALL Global Union and the International Labour Organization. ... read more

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