Offshore Mariners United Seeks Help From Trico Customers Chevron and OSCA

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Offshore Mariners United

    LAFAYETTE, La., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from Offshore
 Mariners United (OMU) today called on the offices of Chevron USA and OSCA in
 Lafayette, Louisiana to ask the management of those companies for their help
 to arrange a meeting between Trico Marine Services, Inc. management and the
 union organizing effort.
     "Trico management has consistently refused to meet with us," said OMU
 Field Director Dave Eckstein, who led the delegation, "and we're asking
 Trico's customers to use their influence to help set up a meeting where we can
 sit down with Trico and discuss our differences and, hopefully, reach an
 agreement for labor peace."
     The OMU-led delegation met with an executive of Chevron USA Production
 Co.'s office in Lafayette, one of Trico's most important customers in the Gulf
 of Mexico oil fields, and called at OSCA's headquarters here.  OSCA, an
 oilfield service company, also uses Trico's offshore marine service in the
 Gulf of Mexico.
     Offshore Mariners United is a coalition of five maritime unions --
 International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, Marine Engineers'
 Beneficial Association, Seafarers International Union, American Maritime
 Officers, and the National Maritime Union -- with the assistance of the AFL-
 CIO and the ITF.  The ITF is a global federation of transportation industry
 unions.
 
 

SOURCE Offshore Mariners United
    LAFAYETTE, La., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from Offshore
 Mariners United (OMU) today called on the offices of Chevron USA and OSCA in
 Lafayette, Louisiana to ask the management of those companies for their help
 to arrange a meeting between Trico Marine Services, Inc. management and the
 union organizing effort.
     "Trico management has consistently refused to meet with us," said OMU
 Field Director Dave Eckstein, who led the delegation, "and we're asking
 Trico's customers to use their influence to help set up a meeting where we can
 sit down with Trico and discuss our differences and, hopefully, reach an
 agreement for labor peace."
     The OMU-led delegation met with an executive of Chevron USA Production
 Co.'s office in Lafayette, one of Trico's most important customers in the Gulf
 of Mexico oil fields, and called at OSCA's headquarters here.  OSCA, an
 oilfield service company, also uses Trico's offshore marine service in the
 Gulf of Mexico.
     Offshore Mariners United is a coalition of five maritime unions --
 International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, Marine Engineers'
 Beneficial Association, Seafarers International Union, American Maritime
 Officers, and the National Maritime Union -- with the assistance of the AFL-
 CIO and the ITF.  The ITF is a global federation of transportation industry
 unions.
 
 SOURCE  Offshore Mariners United