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DoctorV

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:31:50 AM

The two sides faced a midnight strike deadline at Northern Tier Energy, but a mediator helped them reach a deal.

Union and company negotiators reached a tentative agreement about 5 p.m. Tuesday, averting a strike that had been called to begin at midnight at the Northern Tier Refinery in St. Paul Park.

[Riley] would not give details of the agreement, saying he wanted union members to see the proposal first. But he said leadership is recommending that the rank and file approve the deal. “It addresses safety issues, it addresses pay cuts,” he said of the tentative three-year contract.

The union, which represents refinery operators, maintenance workers and others, had said that management wanted to cut some workers’ pay, eliminate jobs and undermine seniority in a way that compromises safet
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oldmack
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:18:28 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 12:34:04 AM

Good, maybe prices will go back to what they were four weeks ago.
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Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 6:50:57 PM

Yes, thanks to the FMCS?
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 3:04:46 PM

I guess that's good news.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 2:05:55 PM

Given the brutally cold up there right now, no wonder the settled
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DoctorV
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:57:28 PM

"somebody will pay, guess who"

Maybe no one, because the negotiations were about pay cuts, not raises.

Even so, let's be generous and say the 190 workers got a whopping $10,000 in pay and benefits per year. Round that up to $2 million. Using the company's stated production and utilization rates from 2012, the refinery makes about a billion gallons of product each year. They claim a 3:2:1 crack spread, so they make about 760 million gallons of gasoline in a year. So that pay package would cost the consumer about two-tenths of a cent per gallon - less when you spread it over the sales of diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, propane, butane, heating oil, asphalt, ...
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:26:34 PM

Imagine the nerve of those unions wanting a safe work environment, seniority and pay to match the executives increases.

What a lot of nerve. Those unions always want to be treated fair and safe, imagine?

Just because the suits make 4 or 500 times what the worker makes the unions want more money, is that fair?

You can be sure the suits got their money and golden parachutes.

[Edited by: madison8359 at 1/1/2014 1:26:21 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:03:15 PM

Unions = mafia. Former GM union member !!!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 12:54:44 PM

somebody will pay, guess who
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 12:42:03 PM

In a strike NOBODY wins
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 12:14:51 PM

Hopefully no increase due to speculation
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 12:07:54 PM

And we all know that this will cause a panic for higher prices.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:59:35 AM

gas $2.99 in round rock
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:57:57 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:53:47 AM

Who really cares!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:49:50 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:46:00 AM

From the article: "that management wanted to cut some workers’ pay, eliminate jobs and undermine seniority in a way that compromises safety."

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Good luck with that!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 11:43:55 AM

Good it's too cold to screw around out there.
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