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PES retaining 83 'caretakers' after close

Aug 23, 2019 - Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) will retain 83 union workers as "caretakers" at its shuttered South Philadelphia refining complex after Sunday, the last official day for most employees. The bankrupt company is seeking to sell the refinery, the largest on the East Coast, which employed 1,100 people before it shut down abruptly after a June 21 fire and explosion.

PES, in a memorandum of understanding with United Steelworkers Local 10-1, said it would provide a "transition fund" of $2.8 m...