To: All BMRF/B&P Employees
Re: Job Security Letter
The purpose of this EIB is to clarify any unintended concerns and misconceptions related to the Job Security letter included in the Company’s March 26 offer to the Union.
When the Company amended the offer to include a 6 year term, updating the date included in the body of the Job Security letter attachment was inadvertently overlooked. This administrative mistake was corrected once realized and the Company swiftly provided a corrected copy of the offer to the full Union bargaining committee on Tuesday, March 30th, after questions were first raised by employees.
The updated Job Security Letter included in the offer currently being considered for a membership vote by the Union reads:
The Company and the Union agree for the duration of the Agreement with USW, Local 13-243, no employee represented by the Union will be subject to involuntary layoff, except for decreases in the level of operation caused by a sale of operating unit(s), complete or partial closure, a merger or joint venture resulting in a change of managerial control, or an act of God.
This LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING Job Security will terminate on January 31, 2027.
We have previously communicated to the Union that the Company has no plans to conduct a wage layoff during the term of the proposed agreement. This remained unchanged when our offer term increased to 6 years.