Exxon discusses new terms with union representing locked-out Texas refinery workers

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FILE PHOTO: A member of the United Steelworkers picketed outside ExxonMobil Beaumont in Beaumont, Texas, US, on May 1, 2021, after the company pulled out of the factory. Reuters / Irwin Seba

10 October 2021

(Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp said on Saturday it had discussed the terms of a proposed labor contract with United Steelworkers, which represents workers laid off out of a Texas refinery.

Exxon said it would provide an explanation to the latest proposal, rejecting the union’s proposed changes to the proposal and raising costs.

“The union provided the pagers with 24 suggested items that they requested to be included in the proposal … Most of the items add to the cost of the company. As we told the union, we requested them to be included in the proposal. Decision made. I’m not interested,” Exxon said.

More than five months have passed since Exxon laid off about 650 workers at its Beaumont, Texas plant and replaced them with temporary workers.

The new proposal came after at least 30% of workers representing local 13-243 of the United Steelworkers signed a petition to the US Labor Relations Board to vote for the union’s dismissal. ..

The union on Friday accused the company of misleading people by making misleading statements about the company’s unions, negotiations and the lockdown.

Exxon also declined to say whether the union would vote for the latest proposal, saying the next round of talks was not scheduled.

(Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bangalore, Additional reporting by Gary McWilliams, Editing by Chris Reese)

Exxon discusses new terms with union representing locked-out Texas refinery workers

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