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Assistant To the Director

Local Address: Baytown, Texas, United States
USW
USW District 10 1945 Lincoln Highway
North Versailles , Pennsylvania 15137
United States

Company Description: The USW is now the dominant union in steel, paper and forestry, rubber and tire, aluminum, brick, glass, mining, oil and chemical. In addition, the newly-enlarged...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Sub-District Director
    USW
  • Assistant Regional Director
    USW
  • International Representative
    Paper
  • Region Six International Representative
    PACE
  • International Representative
    United Steelworkers Union
  • Assistant To the Director, District 13
    United Steelworkers Union
54 Total References
Web References
Jim Lefton, assistant to the ...
www.energyargus.com, 27 Aug 2012 [cached]
Jim Lefton, assistant to the director of United Steelworkers, criticized the refinery on the sidelines of a public hearing on proposed methods to catch and avoid future refining catastrophes.
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"BP will pay some money and they'll go on their way," Lefton said.
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The same efforts to sell the facility explained why BP had not adopted more stringent safety agreements with the union at the Texas City refinery, Lefton said.
Jim Lefton, the assistant ...
galvestondailynews.com, 25 Mar 2010 [cached]
Jim Lefton, the assistant regional director for the USW, said much of the improved safety commitment from the company came after management decided to partner with the union on safety programs.
He said the company had accomplished nine of 10 points for improved safety at the refinery, including reducing work hours, teaming with the USW to form a process safety team and to better investigate mishaps, including near misses.
The company also has updated its safety education programs and drastically improved its maintenance staffing, Lefton said.
The only area lacking was partnering with environmental groups to improve the refinerys environmental performance. Lefton said that was not the fault of the company or the union but rather finding the proper environmental groups to partner with.
Have they corrected every problem? No, Lefton said.
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www.houstonpress.com, 26 Feb 2004 [cached]
"I think we have, honestly and truly, made a difference in these negotiations," says Jim Lefton of the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical & Energy Workers Union.
We'll disengage our skepticism button.For now, at least.
U. S. Chemical Storage, LLC
www.uschemicalstorage.com, 19 Dec 2002 [cached]
Jim Lefton, international representative with the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International union, applauded Thursday's fine.
"I wish it could have been more.Our bottom line is that we want this company to quit killing people and quit hurting people," he said.
ICEM North American Regional Office News
www.icemna.org, 1 May 2003 [cached]
"Management at the refinery has cost this company over $750,000 with this foolhardy approach to its employees," said PACE Region Six Representative Jim Lefton.
He said management at the refinery has ignored National Labor Relations Board directives to supply information to the union in order to properly represent its members and to protect them from the heavy-handed approach of refinery management.
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Lefton expressed concern that management at the refinery could be compromising safety by having operators do maintenance work in addition to running very complex units.He warned that this should cause great concern for the residents around the refinery and in the nearby city of Pasadena.
Lefton said work crews have been harassed in the middle of the night by teams of supervisors bursting into control rooms trying to find policy violations among the work force.
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