At LA oil refinery, striking workers vent about long hours and stress

At LA oil refinery, striking workers vent about long hours and stress

LOS ANGELES -- Hanz Zalamea got used to leaving work grumpy and dazed, like a college student after an all-nighter. Before going on strike from a suburban portion of Tesoro Corp.'s Los Angeles oil refinery -- one of 15 striking plants nationwide -- he often worked several straight 12-hour graveyard shifts in the hydrocracker unit. He monitored machines handling ...

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