Hundreds of employees at the BP Whiting Refinery could soon return to the job. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report United Steelworkers Local 7-1 overwhelmingly voted to accept a new four-year contract. The company and union leadership say the approximately 1,100 workers that walked in early February will be back May 18.

The strike affected a dozen refineries throughout the country.

The publication reports BP put agreements that spell out USW 7-1 bargaining rights in exchange for the assurance the union wouldn't strike while the contract is in affect.

Source: The Times of Northwest Indiana

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