Lima refinery brings in out of town workers for turn around

After over 100 years of using local workers during planned shutdowns at a Lima, Ohio refinery, 3,000 out-of-state workers will be brought in instead. The workers will be brought in by Cenovus Energy, which purchased the refinery earlier this year, to conduct inspections, cleaning and equipment replacement.

Mike Knisley, Secretary/Treasurer of the Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council, joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the council’s push to get Cenovus to reconsider the move and why he thinks those talks will ultimately prevail.

He also discussed the recent Ohio State Building Trades Convention and how Ohio manages to be fairly union friendly despite its Republican controlled government. Continue reading