Over 100 Workers Laid Off From Marcus Hook Sunoco Refinery
By Cherri Gregg
MARCUS HOOK, Pa. (CBS) — Nearly a third of the employees at the Sunoco Marcus Hook refinery had their last day on Friday. As Sunoco continues to move out of the plant, it could be only a matter of time for the remaining employees.
Vince Bucci has been a maintenance electrician at the Marcus Hook refinery for 10 years. He says he’s the second generation of Bucci’s to work for Sunoco. He says his father worked as a technician for two decades.
“It was a good place to work, it was family oriented. A lot of good people. It’s very discouraging that all the things that encouraged me to follow in my father’s footsteps have been taken away. ”
Sunoco is still working with union officials to negotiate severance packages for the workers, but in the meantime 25 year Sunoco veteran Valerie Felker says workers are in limbo. (see related story)
“We have lives, you know and their holding these people up that need to make a decision, what medical plan should I go to and they’re holding people hostage right now.
The idled plant is scheduled for closure later this year.