Sumary of Exxon refinery workers delay decision on scheduling contract offer vote -union official:
- Article content BEAUMONT — Workers at an Exxon Mobil Texas refinery on Thursday put off considering a vote on the company’s contract proposal, a union official said, as a lockout neared its fourth month.
- About 650 United Steelworkers union (USW) members were locked out of Exxon’s Beaumont, Texas, refinery and lubricant oil plant on May 1 after a prior contract covering the 369,024 barrel-per-day (bpd) facility expired.
- The USW has said Exxon’s proposal would require its members to give up longstanding seniority rights and create separate contracts for refinery and lubricant plant workers.
- Article content Exxon has been operating the 2,700-acre (11-sq km) complex with managers and replacement workers.
- “We will continue to bargain in good faith with the union until an agreement is reached,” said Exxon spokesperson Julie King.