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Criminal Prosecution Demanded Against Chevron Refinery Bosses/Executives In Richmond
Labor advocates in a labor community meeting in Richmond, California called for criminal prosecution of Chevron executives and managers for the massive fire and explosion at the Richmond Chevron refinery. The Chevron bosses were criminal negligent in the explosion yet Ca Osha and the Governor Brown's Department of Industrial Relations refuse to press for criminal prosecution because of actions that put workers and the community in danger.
Criminal Prosecution Demanded Against Chevron Refinery Bosses/Executives At Richmond Labor Community Meeting
At a labor community meeting in Richmond, California on February 27, 2013 speakers from the community and labor discussed the refusal of Chevron managers to prevent continued accidents and toxic releases. USW 5 which represents the refinery workers made a report on their efforts to get stronger health and safety protections. Also former Ca-OSHA Medical Director Dr. Larry Rose also reported the Ca-Osha and the California Department of Industrial Relations has refused to file criminal charges for the criminally negligent actions by Chevron management. A representative of the DIR argued that they could not do that and only take civil action. The meeting was boycotted by representatives from Democratic George Miller and Senators Boxer and Feinstein.
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The Chevron bosses and executives have a long record of criminal negligence and contaminating and sickening workers and the community yet the State Of California refuse to criminally prosecute putting the worker and community in continued danger.