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USW urges ‘no’ vote on ExxonMobil contract ratification

BEAUMONT — DEVELOPING: The USW leadership says it’s asking members to vote against the ExxonMobil contract offer when members hold ratification votes Tuesday. We’ve posted the USW and ExxonMobil statements below:

From USW leadership – As mentioned before, the USW believes the Company’s offer is subpar compared to industry standards. ExxonMobil is the most profitable oil company in the world with all of the current contract language in place, but they claim the need to remove long-standing contract language so they can stay competitive with an industry that has the same contract language. This is all about CONTROL…

The Union is in the process of educating its members on the details of the offer and is asking the members to stand together and vote NO to this SUBPAR offer.

Thank you to the community and neighbors for the continued support!

From ExxonMobil to: All Represented BMRF/B&P Employees

We understand that the Union has scheduled a ratification vote on the company’s current offer.

While we are disappointed that it took this long, we are encouraged by this opportunity for a vote on our offer and are supportive of our employees’ rights to have their voice heard.

As posted by media, the vote is currently scheduled for Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at IBEW Local 479 (1430 Spindletop Road, Beaumont, TX 77705) at the below times.

10 a.m.

2 p.m.

6 p.m.

What are the next steps?

In order to reach a ratified offer, the Union membership must vote yes through a ratification vote. Once the Company and Union reach a ratified offer, the Company will work with the Union to establish a return to work agreement and return USW-represented employees to the site, ending the lockout.

What about the decertification?

Regardless of the status of a ratification vote, or end of the lockout, the employee led decertification process will continue per the guidelines of the NLRB.

Written by KFDM/FOX4

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