HOUSTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) on Sunday informed workers at its Beaumont, Texas, refinery their six-month lockout will end if they ratify the corporate’s contract supply or take away the United Steelworkers union (USW) as their consultant.
“As we have told the Union, the conditions which would end the lockout remain the same: the company will end the lockout when we have a signed, ratified agreement,” Exxon stated in a message posted on-line.
“This has not changed, and anything said to the contrary is untrue. Additionally, if employees were to decertify, the company would return employees to work.”
Decertification is the method to take away a union from representing workers at a given location. The U.S. Nationwide Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is reviewing a petition signed by no less than 30% of the locked-out workers that might result in a vote to decertify USW Native 13-243 in Beaumont as their consultant. No date for a vote has been set. learn extra
Workers on the 369,024 barrel-per-day (bpd) Beaumont refinery and adjoining lubricant oil plant, which makes Mobil 1 motor oil, are scheduled to vote on Tuesday on the corporate’s contract supply.
Bryan Gross, USW worldwide consultant, stated the corporate selected to start the lockout on Could 1.
“The company asked, ‘What has the union done?’ The union has helped with groceries, assisted with bills, and is now providing health insurance for all of the ‘world-class employees’ at a multi-billion dollar oil company put on the street instead of bargaining in good faith for a fair contract,” Gross stated on Sunday.
The USW has urged workers on the refinery to reject the contract supply in Tuesday’s vote. NL1N2RA32R
The union stuffed a criticism with the NLRB in June alleging the aim of the lockout was to take away the union.
Exxon stated it started the lockout to stop the disruption of a potential strike.
Reporting by Erwin Seba; Modifying by Kenneth Maxwell
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