The good news is, talks between Husky Energy and United Steelworkers Local 624 resumed Monday. The bad news is, little was accomplished.
USW President Mike Edelbrock tells Your News Now, the two sides met with a mediator today, but talks did not go well. Talks lasted for about 2 hours. Edelbrock says the union put forth a settlement offer to try and end the strike, but the company rejected the entire offer. He says the two sides then worked on what they call mini-packages, but Edelbrock says the company wants to tie international issues with local one's and that won't work.
He says the company came forth with 6 proposals, the union rejected one outright but will review the other five. Edelbrock said again Monday, "Their hearts not in it". The two sides have agreed to meet again on Tuesday. The company had little to say other than confirming that's meeting and their standard, we want an agreement good for the workers and one that keeps the refinery viable for the short and long term.
USW Local 624 has been on strike since May 25th. The two sides last talked on June 26th.