Marathon Catlettsburg refinery workers OK new pact - local media

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 03, 2015 9:45 PM

(Reuters) - Hourly workers at Marathon Petroleum Corp's Catlettsburg, Kentucky, refinery voted on Friday to approve a new contract, ending a two-month work stoppage, according to a local media report.

The workers at the refinery, who walked off their jobs on Feb. 1 as part of the largest strike by U.S. refinery workers in 35 years, are scheduled to begin returning to work next week, according to a report posted on the website of the Ashland, Kentucky, Independent newspaper.

The Catlettsburg refinery continued production with temporary replacement workers.

Workers remain on strike at Marathon's Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas, and at an adjoining power generation plant.

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Strikes are also continuing at BP Plc's Whiting, Indiana, refinery, the BP-Husky Energy joint-venture refinery in Toledo, Ohio, and Lyondell Basell Industries refinery in Houston.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)