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Steelworkers union launches global website for ExxonMobil workers

Beaumont, TX -- The United Steelworkers union (USW) has launched a multilingual website that will allow workers at ...


Human Resources

March 15, 2007
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Beaumont, TX — The United Steelworkers union (USW) has launched a multilingual website that will allow workers at ExxonMobil sites around the world to communicate easily and make it easier to combine their efforts on issues of common concern.

This site has been a long time in the making, said USW vice-president Gary Beevers, who leads the unions collective bargaining efforts in the oil and gas industry, and who also is chair of the Global Network for ExxonMobil Workers Solidarity. I am confident it will enhance our ability to communicate and make this valuable network all the more effective.

The web site may be accessed at http://workersatexxonmobil.usw.org. It is presented in five languages, English, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. It contains key information about the company, about unions that have relationships with it, about human rights concerns, links to union-allied organizations concerned with the company, and a space for ExxonMobil workers to comment, said network administrator Keith Romig.

The Global Network was developed in 2004 in partnership with the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine & General Workers Unions (ICEM). The ICEM has been a valuable contributor to this effort, said the USWs Joe Drexler, who directs the USW’s strategic research and planning.

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ExxonMobil is the worlds largest multinational oil company and is the largest and most profitable privately-owned business corporation in the world. The USW is North Americas largest industrial union, with 850,000 members in the United States, Canada and Aruba. It is the largest U.S. and Canadian union in the energy sector. The ICEM is a global federation of unions representing 20 million workers in the chemical, energy, mining, paper and related sectors.