OMU seeks help from Trico customersNews // April 20, 2001
"Trico management has consistently refused to meet with us," said OMUField Director Dave Eckstein, who led the delegation, "and we're askingTrico's customers to use their influence to help set up a meeting where we cansit down with Trico and discuss our differences and, hopefully, reach anagreement for labour peace."
The OMU-led delegation met with an executive from Chevron Production's office in Lafayette, one of Trico's most important customers in the Gulfof Mexico oil fields, and also called at OSCA's headquarters. OSCA, anoilfield services company, also uses Trico's offshore marine service in theGulf of Mexico.
Offshore Mariners United is a coalition of five maritime unions -the International Organisation of Masters, Mates & Pilots, Marine Engineers'Beneficial Association, Seafarers International Union, American MaritimeOfficers, and the National Maritime Union - with the assistance of the AFL-CIO and the ITF, the global federation of transportation industryunions.