At a press conference on May 29, labor and community leaders from
Brazil, Ecuador, Nigeria, Angola, California and Texas revealed the true
cost of Chevron’s operations in the places where they live.
They will take their message to Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting
today, where they will make clear that those paying the price for
Chevron’s profits will no longer tolerate or subsidize its bad corporate
citizenship and negligent, risky and dangerous operations.
“Tomorrow, I join with the United Steelworkers to call on Chevron to
increase the safety of its oil rigs and refineries the world-over and to
tell Chevron that its outrageous neglect for local communities and the
environment from Brazil to Ecuador, from Nigeria to California, will not
go unanswered,” said João Antonio de Moraes, national coordinator of
Brazil’s largest oil workers union, the United Federation of Oil Workers