To: All BMRF/B&P Employees
As many of you may be aware, a sufficient number of represented employees in the Refinery and Blending & Packaging Plant have indicated that they no longer wish to be represented by the United Steel Workers (USW) Local 13-243. They have done so through signing and submitting a petition to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The process, known as decertification, involves an election where represented employees will have an opportunity to decide whether they still want to be represented by the USW. The Company was formally notified by the NLRB of the filing of this petition on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
The Company respects employee choice and believes in the value of a direct relationship between the Company and employees, without a third party union.
At some point in the near future, we anticipate the NLRB will schedule and oversee a vote for employees to exercise their legally-protected right to choose whether they wish to be represented by the USW or not. Neither the Company nor the union will know how you vote. It will be a secret ballot vote either in person or by mail.
This process presents a significant opportunity for employees to express their right to determine your future. We promise to provide accurate information to help you make an informed decision. The Company is committed to answering any questions you have. You may contact Human Resources and/or submit questions at embeaumont.com through the ‘EMCO Resource Center.’ Additional information will be provided as this process continues.