One Month Into Demonstrations, BS&B Employees Say They Hope To Avoid Strike

Wednesday, June 27th 2018, 10:14 pm
By: Brian Dorman

Wednesday marks one month since dozens of union workers started demonstrating outside Tulsa’s BS&B, a company that makes high-pressure safety valves.

The workers say they’re fighting for better benefits and over-time.

Workers have gone without a contract since December.

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With temps near 100 degrees, workers sweated out their daily demonstration.

After their shifts, at lunch, and before dinner you will find workers out demanding a fair contract.

“Still very little movement from the company,” said employee Matt McAfee.  “Haven’t had a firm date to get back with them and do negotiations, so we’ll be out here until it happens or take further steps.  Right now, it’s about avoiding a strike.”

Employees say the demonstrations will continue and they want to avoid a strike, but say if it goes on too long, they will have no choice.