Exxon Beaumont Workers Reject Contract Bid to Extend Lockout

Oct. 20, 2021, 1:48 AM

Union members at Exxon Mobil Corp.’s Beaumont refinery on the Texas Gulf Coast voted down the company’s contract offer Tuesday, which means a nearly six-month lockout will continue, according to two people familiar with the vote outcome.

United Steelworkers Local 13-243, which represent about 650 Exxon workers, voted against a new labor agreement that the union had urged members to reject. The union contends that the contract offered by Exxon would eliminate some jobs in the next three years, is sub par by industry standards and would do away with job security or the ability to have input into work ...

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