It seems a looming vaccination mandate combined with increasingly egregious HR / payroll mismanagement have stirred up a lot of chatter in the drilling industry about unionizing, particularly the drilling department.
In the past, it seemed like most of the people from the South were staunchly opposed to unionizing the Gulf – but they may have finally reached their breaking point. Rumors of potential strikes / sit-ins while on active drilling contracts.
What do you think this process would look like? An established union like MEBA assisting with organization and negotiations? An all new union forming? Maybe a private company like Prime Ocean transitioning into a sort of labor union?
The perfect storm of labor shortages and a potential mini-boom could allow them to leverage themselves into some protections. Posting to gauge general sentiment.