1,000 refinery workers in Carson strike for safe workplace, community

By Paul Krehbiel One thousand refinery workers, their families, and community supporters protested at Tesoro Oil Company on 225th St. in Carson, CA on Sat. Feb. 7 demanding a safe workplace and community. The members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 675 say unsafe practices involving explosive and toxic material inside the refinery threaten thousands in the area. It was one of scores of protests at refineries across the US as part of an oil workers strike at 11 refineries which began Feb. 1. They're in TX, WA, [...]