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2015 Strike Breakers
May 03, 2015
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Message from Lee Medley
Mar 19, 2015
Brothers and Sisters, Shell Deer Park Refinery and Chemical Plant and Shell Lab ratified a new 4 year contract tonight. I want to thank all for your hard work and standing strong, congratulations. While this ends the strike at our Shell locations, the fight is still very much alive in our Local and our International.
Return to Work Document 3/17/15
Mar 17, 2015
Second attempt at clear document.
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Contract Ratification vote will be held Thursday, March 19th 7 am to 7 pm
Mar 16, 2015
There will also be information meetings at 7am, 12 noon, and 5pm.
N.O.B. Proposal 3-12-15
Mar 12, 2015

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6th Round Picket Duty / 3-17 thru 3/25
Mar 18, 2015
****NOTICE-IMPORTANT MESSAGE**** PLEASE CALL 24 Hours ahead to CONFIRM YOUR PICKET TIME. Thanks, CAT Team
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Food Bank Donations - Stop By, Pick Up Some Food
Mar 01, 2015
Sheena Donovan, wife of Chris Donovan, one of our brothers in OP3, and her mother Jerry came and dropped off a large donation from Trader Joe's today. We will begin handing them out tomorrow. Please come to the pantry at the Hall, ask for Deb or Marsha, and grab a bag full.
Food Bank Donations
Mar 01, 2015
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Joint Statement NABTU-USW
Feb 26, 2015

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Press Release from AFL-CIO
Feb 25, 2015
Press statement by the AFL-CIO: Today, the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO unanimously voted to support the United Steelworkers and their members in their unfair labor practice strike against U.S. oil refineries.
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NOB Letter to Membership
Feb 25, 2015
Dear Brothers and Sisters: As you know, we began our unfair labor practice strike on Feb. 1 at nine locations. Since then, we have expanded it to 15 locations and nearly 7,000 members. In the past few days, some companies have taken to writing letters to our members. These letters spin their positions about the negotiations and the offers they have made.
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RUMORS
Feb 25, 2015
There have been a multitude of rumors and flat out lies coming from inside the gates of Shell Deer Park. These are being propagated by management and spread via the scabs. The spreading of these rumors needs to stop.
Rally Glencore Thursday February 26th
Feb 25, 2015
Come out and show the public what the labor movement is all about....SOLIDARITY. USW is involved in an ongoing lockout at Sherwin Alumina that has passed the four-month mark. We will rally with them on San Felipe then they will come out to our halls and picket lines. JOIN THE RALLY AND TELL GLENCORE TO On Oct.
NOB Report: 2/24/15
Feb 24, 2015
NOB Report:  There were no talks today. Union remains ready to meet.
Contributions To Our Cause
Feb 24, 2015
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Contributions To Our Cause
Feb 24, 2015
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Addressing Rumors - Eyes and Ears
Feb 23, 2015
Brothers and Sisters, We received a few questions regarding issues that scabs have called and shared information with our members which Shell is sharing with them, everything from Legal information to benefit information. I have been asked to respond: Q: Why are scabs calling me? A: Their purpose is to try to get you to cross the picket line and spread misinformation.
NOB REPORT 2/22/2015
Feb 22, 2015
NOB Report: No talks scheduled for tomorrow. Rank & File Committee is staying together and ready to meet with the company at any time.
Family Night for Striking Familes
Feb 22, 2015

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Pasadena Citizens Advisory Council report on Worker Safety ....Tuesday 2/24
Feb 21, 2015
Pasadena Citizens Advisory Council report on Worker Safety .... Tuesday 2/24 ......Found on the Pasadena City website. We should have some folks go to this. I sent an email saying there would be 5-6 USW members attending. If more go, it shouldn't be a problem. Please pass along. Visitors Welcome.
NOB Report 2/21/15
Feb 21, 2015
NOB Report: The company and union did not meet today. Convent and Motiva to go out tonight at midnight. We had a successful information meeting today at the Pasadena Hall.
Information meeting today 2/21/15 at 3PM
Feb 21, 2015
Reminder:  We will have an information meeting today 2/21/15 at 3PM at the Pasadena hall. All members and their families are welcome.
NOB REPORT 2/20/2015
Feb 20, 2015
NOB REPORT 2/20/2015 Motiva Port Arthur is going out on strike at midnight tonight 2/20/15. USW also gave notice that Motive Convent & Motiva Norco will be out on strike at midnight tomorrow night 2/21/15. Reason for the delay with Convent and Norco is the requirement to give 24 hour notification to the company.
Sherwin Lockout and Unite Delegation to Houston
Feb 20, 2015
Hi All, As discussed on a Region E call, the locked out members of USW 235A in Corpus Christi are coming to Houston on Thursday, February 26th to protest at the office of Glencore, the multinational monster that owns Sherwin.  The action goes from 12 to 1 pm and all the details are on the attached leaflet.
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NOB Proposals 2-19-15.
Feb 19, 2015
DATE: February 19, 2015 TO: National Oil Bargaining Groups Staff Representatives assigned to NOBP Locals FROM: Gary Beevers, International Vice President CC: International Executive Board NOBP Policy Committee NOBP GENERAL MESSAGE #11 Greetings: Please find attached the most recent proposal from Shell Oil and their affiliates, received today at 2:15pm. You are instructed to reject this proposal at the table when and if you receive it. This proposal, as before, fails to address the Union’s key issues in any meaningful and enforceable way. The Union remains in place at the table and is prepared to continue to bargain. All Locals should be prepared to join this strike when called upon. Stay strong! Gary Beevers
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More Donations
Feb 19, 2015
John Young donated a $300.
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Friends of USW 13-1
Feb 19, 2015
We have been experiencing an outpouring of support every day.
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For Shell Members: Information meeting at the Pasadena Hall at 3 PM on Saturday 2/21/15
Feb 19, 2015
For Shell Members There will be a information meeting at the Pasadena Hall at 3 PM on Saturday 2/21/15.
Conference call at the North Hall at 5:00 PM this Thursday evening 2/19/15
Feb 19, 2015
Reminder: We will have a conference call at the North Hall at 5:00 PM this Thursday evening 2/19/15. Directly following the Q&A session Christa Davis with the American Income Life will be here to answer questions and sign waivers for those that have existing polices with them.
NOB Update 2/18/15
Feb 19, 2015
Company and union met until 9:45 PM last night. Shell presented numbers on contractors. The union actually provided the company with ideas to deal with some of the items on our proposals. Overall feeling was positive and productive.
Daily Text Updates
Feb 18, 2015
Starting tomorrow we will be sending out daily updates via text.
Family and Activities Committee
Feb 18, 2015
Brothers and Sisters a Family and Activities Committee is being formed and we need volunteers. We would encourage Spouses, Significant Others and Family Members of our Membership to step up to the plate to help us out on this committee.
Movie Night
Feb 18, 2015
There will be a Movie Night for families at the Union Hall, 311 Pasadena Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77506 on Thursday 2/26/2015 at 5 PM. The movie will be "Frozen". Refreshments will be served.
Thanks To our Brothers & Sisters at 13-423
Feb 18, 2015
Our Brothers and Sisters from 13-423 Port Arthur did it again! They just donated 2-$500 checks, $200 cash, 44-$25 Kroger cards, & 10-$25 Walmart cards.
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Possible work for Strikers
Feb 17, 2015
To all: below is the contact information for possible employment for strikers. They want to hire 10-20 strikers that have Fireman, ERT, and /or Hazmat training. This is for the Train derailment that has happened in the Virginia area. I understand that they will pay wages, per diem, lodging and travel. This is for temporary work maybe for a couple weeks.
Classified Ads
Feb 16, 2015
There is a menu item titled Classified Ads, we need to take advantage of this potion of our web page. There are currently 4 ads for jobs.
Dedication
Feb 16, 2015
The Sister in this Picture is currently a teacher at a Private Montessori School here in the area. She is a retired UAW Member & took her Holiday off Monday to Picket with our Brothers & Sisters. Thanks Sister Jane Collins for your time. USW 13-1 Brothers & Sisters
Statement Concerning Unemployment Compensation for Strikers in Texas
Feb 16, 2015
The following statement is from the USW Legal Department and based on the USW attorneys’ review of Texas law concerning unemployment compensation for strikers and confirmation of the accuracy of these statements with Texas AFL-CIO’s attorney, Rick Levy.
ILA Hiring
Feb 16, 2015
The ILA is trying to help our Brothers and Sisters work. Please go to this address: International Longshoreman's Association Local 1351 7524 Avenue N Houston, Texas 77012 Tell them you are from the United Steelworkers, I do not know what all will be required but I would take my I.D. and TWIC Card.
Galveston Daily News 2-16-15
Feb 16, 2015
Nothing Left Unsaid Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 am USW strike is about worker safety By SUSAN CRISS galvestondailynews.com More than 5,000 United Steelworkersunion members are striking at refineries across the nation. Several hundred of them are on strike here in Texas City.
NOB update 2/12/15
Feb 12, 2015
The Company did not meet with the International group today. They are still working on information request. We met on a local level today with the local HR group, they brought verbal answers to some of our request. Lee asked that they give written answers to our written request. Not a lot to report...work on the strike kitchen is ongoing and teams such as the financial are gathering information.
Thanks To Our Brothers At 13-423
Feb 12, 2015
Some of our Brothers from Motiva and Local 13-423 came out and walked with us on our picket last Saturday, February 7th and brought breakfast for our line. Thanks to Jose Gaythn, Warren Benjamin III, Joshua Collins, Michael Naroznik, Fernando Rodriguez, Francisco Rodriguez, and G.
How to Walk a Picket
Feb 12, 2015

STRIKE ASSISTANCE INFO
Feb 12, 2015

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Bargaining Resumes With Little Progress
Feb 11, 2015
Little Progress as Bargaining Resumes on the 10th Day of Unfair Labor Practice Strike There was little progress today as bargaining with the industry resumed. When talks recessed last week the industry told the USW bargaining committee that they would be bringing one of their maintenance experts to discuss the issue of contractors in refineries.
Region E Conference Call
Feb 10, 2015
USW 13-1 Brothers & Sisters,      On Wednesday, 2/11 & Friday 2/13, Region E will be having a Conference Call that may be heard LIVE in the auditorium at the North Hall at 5pm & ALL are welcome. You will not be able to ask questions but you will be able to listen what's going on at the international through our Regional Representative-Larry Burchfield.
NEW INFO
Feb 10, 2015
INFO:      SHELL FCU INFO-If you have existing loans, Shell will work with you on your loans (ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS). Just prior to your payment due, you will need to take a letter from the hall stating that we are still on strike & they will defer your payment for that Month. It is my understanding that they will do this 3 times for the year.
Union Lawyers - Child Support
Feb 08, 2015
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NOB Counter Proposals in PDF Form
Feb 08, 2015

NOB Union Counter Proposals
Feb 07, 2015
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2015 Counter Proposal to Company January 31 - V2.docx
2015 Counter Proposal to Company January 27 v1.docx

Information Request: COBRA
Feb 07, 2015
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Information Request: Provident Fund
Feb 07, 2015
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BP Whiting & Bp Toledo Next Out
Feb 06, 2015
Received this from Lee at 10:30 PM Friday: BP Whiting and BP Toledo will be on strike as of midnight Saturday. Will post information passed by company to us concerning Cobra coverage and Provident Fund tomorrow.
Donations Received From The Bay Area New Democrats
Feb 06, 2015
C.J. Farley, President of the Bay Area New Democrats, graciously donated $300 worth of Kroger gift cards to help fill our food bank. Thanks, C.J.! And thank you, Bay Area New Democrats, for your help and your support.
Shell Staff Struggling At The Complex
Feb 06, 2015
All, We're getting reports of Shell staff personnel contacting our brothers and sisters about how to operate the process units. Apparently, the Shell staff employees are struggling at the Complex.
Local 13-228 Supporting Us At The Hall
Feb 06, 2015
Brent Roy and members from Local 13-228 from Port Neches stopped by today and fed everybody at the Pasadena Hall with BBQ from Cattle Drive. Thanks for the support and thanks for standing solidly with us!
Talks Continue
Feb 05, 2015
From Lee Medley: This round of bargaining has concluded and while we are disappointed in the lack of movement from the industry we will reconvene early next week. We have submitted Information request to the Company and await the return of this information. The Bargaining Committee continue to evaluate the necessary plans to deliver our strategic plans.
NOB 2-4-15 - Talks Ongoing
Feb 05, 2015
According to President Lee Medley, the company passed a weak proposal across the table. The company and the Union continue to bargain. We will meet in the morning to reject the latest proposal.
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Family Rally - Friday, Jan 6
Feb 04, 2015
USW 13-1 FAMILY RALLY @ Shell Headquarters 1 Shell Plaza Noon, Friday, February 6 Bus Shuttle leaves the Pasadena Hall at 11:00am Please come early to make signs for the rally. Buses will pick up at 1:30 to return to the Hall. Call the STRIKE LINE (832) 517-9311 to reserve a spot on the bus.
Legal Help with Child Support
Feb 04, 2015
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World Federation of Trade Unions Standing Behind Us
Feb 03, 2015

FOX26 Reporting For Local 13-1
Feb 03, 2015

Insurance Forms
Feb 02, 2015

SCAB Letter
Feb 02, 2015
Brothers and Sisters,     I have been made aware Shell will be taking the short sighted approach of explaining how hourly employees can cross the picket line. I am of the belief they have chosen to do this due to their inability to run and maintain our plant.
NOB 2-1-15
Feb 02, 2015

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Gary Beevers, International Vice President
Feb 02, 2015
NOBP GENERAL MESSAGE #6 Greetings: At approximately 11:00pm tonight the industry came to the table and officially rejected our last proposal.  As some of you must be aware of by now, we have instituted strike action at the following locations.
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We Need Volunteers for tonight and tomorrow.
Feb 02, 2015
Brothers and Sisters, As you know by now we are on Strike at Deer Park.Our line has been strong and we must stay strong and keep it that way. We need some volunteers for 11-7, 7-3, and 3-11. If you can fill these slots, please call the strike hotline at 832-517-9311 to get scheduled. Let's fill these spots and show the Company what we are made of. STAY STRONG.
Informational Meeting 2/3/15
Feb 02, 2015
There will be an informational meeting held at the USW 13-1 Pasadena Hall (311 Pasadena Blvd., Pasadena, TX 77506) on Tuesday February 3rd at 6:00 PM. This meeting is open to all members in good standing and their families. Along with our local president, Brother Lee Medley there will an International Rep present to speak to us and answer questions and concerns you may have.
Definition of a SCAB
Feb 01, 2015

Negotiations Update 1-31-15 5:00 PM
Jan 31, 2015
At the current time Negotiations are ongoing and no proposals have been accepted. All offers were rejected
Picket Line Rules
Jan 31, 2015
Picketing is an important activity. By picketing, we protect our jobs, build our own unity, and send a message to management and the community. Misconduct on the picket line by even one individual could harm the union’s image in the community and/or lead to court injunctions. Please observe the following rules. The picket captain has the authority to enforce these rules, and to remove anyone who does not follow them. • Report to the picket captain when you arrive and when you leave. Records will be kept of all duty performed. Be on time. If each group of pickets arrives on time, then everyone will be able to leave on time as well. Even if your relief is late, don’t leave your post until the next group arrives. • The picket captain may ask you to change locations or shifts depending on needs. Please cooperate. These requests are made to keep our lines as strong as possible. • Refer any strangers, reporters, employer representatives or police to the picket captain, even if they appear friendly. Any statements you make may be used against the union in court or in the news media. Report any unusual incidents to the picket captain. • Repeat only facts. Do not repeat rumors. • Do not enter the struck facility for any reason. • There will be no drugs, no alcohol, no weapons, and no violence on the picket line or the Union Hall. Maintain dignity and common sense on the picket line. No littering, no drunkenness, no obscene gestures or language, and no urinating. • In an emergency, call the following number: ___________________ or come to the union hall.
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Picket Line Parking Map and directions
Jan 31, 2015
Gate One: East from 225 on Tidal Road as soon as you cross the railroad tracks turn left into the parking lot and follow the orange cones to parking.
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USW 13-1 Shell Deer Park Facebook
Jan 31, 2015
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Strike Information
Jan 29, 2015
Health Care Information In the event of a work stoppage (Lock Out or Strike), your benefits will cease.  Cobra information in the bottom link provides you information on how much your monthly premium costs for your medical insurance.
Notice must Read New update Info
Jan 29, 2015
Negotiations Update Brothers and Sisters due to a breakdown in NOB negotiations we MUST prepare for a possible work stoppage at 12:01 am Sunday morning. We have discussed with Local HR and they have requested that we turn the plant over to them running if this were to occur.
Stay Strong get Connected
Jan 28, 2015

Expect Tough Bargaining Ahead for 2015 National Oil Bargaining Pattern Agreement
Jan 27, 2015

NOB 2015 Proposals
Feb 14, 2015

"Strike Line" Phone Number Established
Jan 29, 2015
"Strike Line" Phone Number Established      A "strike line" phone number 832-517-9311 has been established at the Pasadena USW 13-1 Local Union Hall (the "North " hall), physically located at 311 Pasadena Boulevard, Pasadena, Texas 77506.
Why Are We On Strike?
Mar 18, 2015
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Rally
Mar 10, 2015
For north hall: Seats are still available on the round trip bus ride leaving USW 13-1 north hall at noon, going downtown to Shell & LyondellBasell hdqts. for 1:00 pm rally, then on to Texas City for barbecue & march at 4:40, then returning to hall. Port Arthur and Texas City are sending buses to join us. Let's have a good show of people for this event.
POSTPONED: Prayer Breakfast/Kitchen Dedication
Mar 10, 2015
Prayer Breakfast/Kitchen Dedication: Friday 3/6/15 has been POSTPONED
Notice: Barry Klein letter
Mar 10, 2015
NOTICE: Please bring your latest letter from Barry Klein to the Strike Room at the Union Hall and we will collect them with instructions.
NOB Report 3/2/15
Mar 10, 2015
The company has notified the union that they will be negotiating by phone on Wednesday 3/4/15. The union remains ready to meet at any time. We will post any new information as soon as it becomes available.
Prayer Breakfast/Kitchen Dedication
Mar 10, 2015
Looks like the new kitchen at the South Hall will be finished this week. We want to have a Prayer Breakfast/Kitchen Dedication on Friday 3/6/15 at 9AM. This is open to all members and their families. This is also the day of our Rally so come out for breakfast, stay to build posters, then go to the rally! Rally sign up is in the hall way at the hall.
NOB Report 3/1/15
Mar 10, 2015
Side conversations between the Co & Union have been reported but no details were given. Face to face meetings are set to resume on Wednesday 3/4/15.
NOB Report 2/26/2015
Mar 10, 2015
Company still refuses to meet with union face to face. Please read the NOB Letter to Membership and Press Release from AFL-CIO.
Hydro/Sr meeting at 11 am on March 5th
Mar 10, 2015
Hydro/Sulfur operators are meeting as a group Thursday March 5 at 11am. This is your chance to ask questions, voice concerns, get caught up on available resourses and find out how everyone is doing. We are trying to reach everyone by phone, but there are a few brothers and sisters who we don't have good numbers for. We're hoping this might reach them.
Heavy Olefins / Aromatics operators are meeting as a group Monday
Mar 10, 2015
Heavy Olefins / Aromatics operators are meeting as a group Monday March 2 at 10am. This is your chance to ask questions, voice concerns, get caught up on available resourses and find out how everyone is doing. We are trying to reach everyone by phone, but there are a few brothers and sisters who we don't have good numbers for. We're hoping this might reach them.
Return to Work Delay
Mar 18, 2015
From Lee: Barry Klein is holding up our return to work Agreement citing one alleged incident of Picket Line Violence.
Workers Committee meeting 1:30 pm La Quinta
Mar 18, 2015
The workers committee will be meeting at 1:30 today 3/12/15, at the La Quinta on East Blvd in anticipation of a proposal.
NOB update 3-11-2015
Mar 18, 2015
Bargaining is continuing. Policy committee is traveling to Houston to be available to review any proposals.
NOB update 3-10-2015
Mar 18, 2015
Union and company continue to meet. Expected to go late into night. Progress has been made.
NOB Update 3/9/2015
Mar 18, 2015
Both sides met today. Not much to report other than slow progress. The Parties are talking and bargaining will continue tomorrow. C.A.T.
Lee will be on Green Public access channel
Mar 18, 2015
Lee Medley, president of USW 13-1, will be a guest on Greenwatch public access channel, live streaming at www.hmstv.org during the 8:30 to 9:30 hour this evening.  Call in to the program, 713 807 1794.
Tuesday March 10th, Conference Call 5:00 pm
Mar 18, 2015
Tuesday,March 10th. We will have a conference call and update at 5:00 PM followed by a discussion of the call. The call will be available for all members and their families in the 13-1 Pasadena Union Hall to listen to live. Dinner will follow at the conclusion of discussion.
PicketDutyRound#5 (Starts 3-9-15 until 3-16-15)
Mar 18, 2015
See round 6 schedule
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