AMOCO OFFER SETS PATTERN FOR U.S. LABOR CONTRACTS
The Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Union International has accepted a Feb. 1 contract offer from Amoco Corp. that quickly became the U.S. refining/petrochemical industry's pattern labor contract. However, there still are local issues holding up some settlements. As of Feb. 7, local issues had resulted in only one OCAW strike, which was at Pennzoil Co.'s 15,700 b/d Rouseville, Pa., lube oil plant. Pennzoil said throughput at the plant was being maintained without interruption.