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So the OCAW instead approached the environmental justice (EJ) movement, brand new at the time.
After the DBCP situation, OCAW and other groups pushed through "Right to Know legislation: the Federal Hazards Communication Act.
It would have been far better to demand, like the OCAW, that elevator operators be guaranteed transition to a different job.
After an introduction and a first chapter that describes the positive pre-lockout relations between labor and management as well as the negative feelings for environmentalists among OCAW workers, who before the dispute viewed demands for a healthy workplace as threatening to high-paying jobs, Minchin divides his book into six additional chapters each correlating to one year of the BASF lockout and which together trace the rise of this labor-environmentalist alliance.
Shell and the OCAW reached a compromise, ending the strike on June 1, 1973.
In the mid-1960s, then serving as OCAW's legislative director in Washington, he reached out to environmentalists and public interest groups, which labor mostly had been treating hostilely.
Bloc voting by the two international unions that have provided much of the energy and working capital for the Labor Party initiative--the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers (OCAW) and the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE)--prevented the new party from adopting an electoral strategy.
Amoco and the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers (OCAW) reached a 3-year agreement, covering 4,500 workers at several of the company's facilities across the Nation.
In Sarnia, the question of mercury pollution was raised repeatedly by the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers union and also by the local New Democratic Party, one of whose prominent standard-bearers was also a leader of the OCAW and a militant in Sarnia's 'Chemical Valley.'
Mazzocchi, who died in 2002, spent most of his career as a leader of what was then called the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Union (OCAW).
Even more than the lead industries, the chemical companies have been faced with strong social movements--from labor, especially the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers (OCAW), now merged into the Paper, Allied and Chemical Employees (PACE) union, environmental groups, and sympathetic public health experts.
The coalition for single payer ended up with four groups, UE, OCAW, the Grey Panthers and the Health Research Group.
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