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Former refinery worker leads USW oil patch area

The United Steelworkers sign is seen in front of the US Steel Great Lakes Works plant in Ecorse, Michigan
FILE PHOTO: A United Steelworkers sign is seen in front of the US Steel Great Lakes Works plant in Ecorse, Michigan, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS / Rebecca Cook

March 2, 2022

HOUSTON (Reuters) – On Tuesday, a former refinery worker was named the director of the United Steelworkers union (USW) county that includes Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Larry Burchfield, 52, of Bacliff, Texas, takes over leadership of USW District 13 from retired Ruben Garza.

“I look forward to partnering with companies that want to work with us, and supporting our membership with companies that don’t want to work with us,” Burchfield told Reuters.

Burchfield trained as a mechanic and began working at BP Plc’s Texas, Texas, refinery in 1995, continuing to work at the site after it was purchased in 2013 and renamed by Marathon Petroleum. into the Galveston Bay Refinery.

He led workers at the refinery through a 5-1/2-month strike in 2015 against Marathon. After the strike ended, Burchfield became the USW International employee representative in Texas.

Burchfield was appointed Garza’s assistant in 2018.

USW represents workers at 19 refineries in District 13, accounting for 32% of the nation’s crude oil refining capacity.

USW also represents workers at petrochemical plants and paper mills in the four-state district.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by David Gregorio)

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