Employees at Marathon’s Galveston Bay refinery are expected to vote today on a new contract offer that would end the strike that began more than three months ago, according to a Fuel Fix report. The deal was brokered through the help of a federal mediator and comes after union leaders rejected the company’s “last, best and final” contract offer last month. The 1,100 refinery workers, who are represented by United Steelworkers, have been on strike since February 1st as part of a national effort to protest a lack of adequate safety precautions at some plants. All but two plants have settled their local issues and gone back to work. Remaining on strike are Marathon’s big refinery in Texas City and BP’s refinery in Toledo. Polls are open to USW member employees between 5 AM and 9 PM.
Read the full report from Fuel Fix here.