To: All Represented BMRF/B&P Employees
We understand that the Union has scheduled a ratification vote on the company’s current offer.
While we are disappointed that it took this long, we are encouraged by this opportunity for a vote on our offer and are supportive of our employees’ rights to have their voice heard.
As posted by media, the vote is currently scheduled for Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at IBEW Local 479 (1430 Spindletop Road, Beaumont, TX 77705) at the below times.
- 10 a.m.
- 2 p.m.
- 6 p.m.
What are the next steps?
In order to reach a ratified offer, the Union membership must vote yes through a ratification vote. Once the Company and Union reach a ratified offer, the Company will work with the Union to establish a return to work agreement and return USW-represented employees to the site, ending the lockout.
What about the decertification?
Regardless of the status of a ratification vote, or end of the lockout, the employee led decertification process will continue per the guidelines of the NLRB.
As always, please let us know if you have any questions. You can find more information at www.embeaumont.com.