Friday, November 9, 2007

US oil workers call on Total, Chevron to withdraw

Delegates to the United Steelworkers (USW) national oil bargaining conference unanimously approved a resolution this week calling upon USW employers, CHEVRON and Total, to pull out of Burma and denounce the military dictatorship.

"It is unethical and immoral for CHEVRON and Total to continue doing business with the brutal military dictatorship that has run Burma for over 40 years," said USW International Vice President Gary Beevers.

The USW is the largest industrial union in North America and represents over 1.2 million workers and retirees. In the oil sector, the USW represents 30,000 workers in the U.S., Canada and Aruba. Full story

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