Dominion’s lockout of more than 900 union-represented employees working for two of its natural gas subsidiaries has come to an end. The company and the Utility Workers Union of America, United Gas Workers Local 69 announced Wednesday that they had reached an agreement that will allow the union employees to work through at least April 1. The union has agreed not to strike in exchange for an end to the lockout. The lockout began last week (see Daily GPI, Sept. 7), affecting 150 workers at local distribution subsidiary Dominion Hope and 760 employees of interstate pipeline operator Dominion Transmission Inc.
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Houston-based Baker Hughes Inc. plans to reduce pay for some of its U.S. staff by 5% beginning in mid-September through the end of the year.
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) revealed Monday that four oil and gas companies owe $1.6 million in back wages to more than 2,500 workers across nine states.
Devon Energy Corp. and Southwestern Energy Corp., two of the biggest U.S. onshore operators, announced this week they would lay off employees over the next couple of months, with Southwestern expecting to fire or reduce the roles of about 45% of its entire workforce.
Royal Dutch Shell plc confirmed Wednesday that it plans to close its Appalachian headquarters in Western Pennsylvania next summer, citing an “ongoing drive to enhance competitiveness” during the commodities downturn.
Chesapeake Energy let hundreds of employees go Tuesday, most of them at its Oklahoma City headquarters, in the second major round of layoffs for the producer in two years.
In yet another allegation against the oilfield services sector, two workers have filed a lawsuit seeking class action certification against Houston-based Express Energy Services LLC, alleging that the company failed to properly pay “hundreds” of its employees overtime wages over the last three years.
Halliburton Co. has agreed to pay almost $18.3 million total in overtime wages to 1,016 U.S. employees in one of the largest recoveries of its type in years, the Department of Labor said Tuesday.
Houston-based natural gas producer Southwestern Energy Corp. has laid off 102 people, mostly from its Fayetteville Shale operations in Arkansas, because of commodity prices, a spokeswoman said Friday.
ExxonMobil Corp. has signed a lease to purchase agreement with Inova Health System for the former’s campus in Fairfax, VA.