February 11, 2015 / 2:23 AM / 3 years ago

Union says little progress in talks over U.S. refinery contract

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The United Steelworkers union (USW) said little progress was made in talks with oil companies for a new U.S. refinery workers contract as a strike at 11 plants completed its 10th day, according to text message issued by the union.

Workers from the United Steelworkers (USW) union walk a picket line outside the Lyondell-Basell refinery in Houston, Texas February 1, 2015. REUTERS/Richard Carson

The USW said lead oil company negotiator Royal Dutch Shell Plc failed to bring information as promised when talks ended last week.

In a statement posted on the union website, the USW said its negotiators engaged in a “discussion about the industry’s failure to bargain in good faith and their game playing regarding our legitimate requests for information” with Shell’s representatives.

Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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