Members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18 protested outside MarkWest Energy Partners’ Cadiz Laydown Yard this past week after local workers were laid off from the facility. Union members claimed more than 300 people from the pipeyard and construction site were terminated before Thanksgiving but company leaders cited suboptimal performance with the contractor, who is based in Tennessee.

Both sides were reportedly meeting as of this newspaper’s deadline for talks.

The full story is featured in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.