Brief — Dominion Lockout

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.

September 15, 2016
Some Baker Hughes Employees to See Smaller Paychecks Until End of Year

Some Baker Hughes Employees to See Smaller Paychecks Until End of Year

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.

September 2, 2016
DOL Finds $1.6M in Back Wages Owed by Four Oil & Gas Companies

DOL Finds $1.6M in Back Wages Owed by Four Oil & Gas Companies

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.

March 14, 2016
Southwestern, Devon Laying Off Employees

Southwestern, Devon Laying Off Employees

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.

January 21, 2016

Shell to Close Appalachian Headquarters By Next Year

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.

December 2, 2015

OFS Workers Again File Complaint in Pennsylvania Seeking ‘Unpaid’ Wages

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.

September 29, 2015

Chesapeake Lays 15% of Workforce, Most at Oklahoma City Headquarters

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.

September 29, 2015

Halliburton Agrees to Pay $18.3M in Overtime to 1,016 U.S. Employees

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.

September 22, 2015
Southwestern Lays Off 102, Mostly in Fayetteville Operations

Southwestern Lays Off 102, Mostly in Fayetteville Operations

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.

August 7, 2015

ExxonMobil Leases Virginia Campus, Moving Employees to Houston in 2015

ExxonMobil Corp. has signed a lease to purchase agreement with Inova Health System for the former’s campus in Fairfax, VA.

February 10, 2015
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