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May 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM

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Tesoro Corporation unsafe place to work

Tesoro has obligation to prevent tragedy

My son-in-law works for Tesoro, a petroleum refinery, and I have always been concerned for his safety, even more so since the explosion that killed seven of his co-workers two years ago. I believe that the Tesoro Corporation needs to do everything possible to ensure the safety of its employees. This is a key issue in the negotiations between the United Steel Workers and the Tesoro Corporation.

Another major issue is employee benefits. I find it deplorable that Tesoro would want to take away anything from their employees considering the fact that the corporation made $546 million in profits last year and paid their CEO, Greg Goff, $8.8 million. This large, profitable corporation wants the unfettered right to change benefit plans whenever it decides to without bargaining with the union. I think Tesoro should work hard to negotiate a fair contract with its employees. One that ensures their safety as well as piece of mind that their families will be covered if a medical emergency strikes and that they will have health-care plans as retirees.

Tesoro should remember who made the $546 million in profit for the company last year.

— Karen Peterka, Mount Vernon

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I CAN TELL YOU WHAT LAWS HAVE BEEN BROKEN!!! First of all you need to read OSHA AND... MORE
Karen Peterka, Mount Vernon What laws have Tesoro Corporation broke? If your... MORE
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