RICHMOND, California (AP) — More than 500 workers at a Chevron Corp. refinery in the San Francisco Bay area are on strike because of a contract dispute.
The United Steelworkers union says the strike affecting the refinery in the city of Richmond began at 12:01 a.m. Monday. It came after union workers voted down Chevron's most recent contract offer.
Chevron said in a statement that it has negotiated with the union for months and believes the contract offered was fair.
If the strike shuts down the Richmond, California, refinery, it could crimp gasoline supplies in the state.
The company says refinery operations will continue despite the strike.