To: All BMRF/B&P Employees
On Monday, October 11, after a five month lockout, the Union announced a ratification vote to be held on Tuesday, October 19. Since the announcement of this ratification vote, the Company has heard consistent false rumors which claim that “the Company will end the lockout and return employees to work on November 1 regardless of the outcome of the ratification vote.” We found it important that we address and dispel this rumor.
As we have told the Union, the conditions which would end the lockout remain the same: the Company will end the lockout when we have a signed, ratified agreement. This has not changed, and anything said to the contrary is untrue. Additionally, if employees were to decertify, the Company would return employees to work.
Despite these rumors, we look forward to our employees having the chance to be heard.
Remember, the Union asked us to address some things. We did that, and as we told the Union, we then presented our best possible offer. If our offer is not ratified by November 1, it will be reduced as explained in the offer.
The Company kept its word. What has the Union done since then?
- Put employees they represent on trial
- Spread false rumors about the Company, Decertification, and Voting
- Aggressively campaigned against the Company’s enhanced offer
- Brought someone from Pittsburgh to harass employees at their homes and film it
Ask yourself, is the Union really trying to end this lockout? The Company very much hopes you vote to return to work.
As always, please let us know if you have any questions. You can find more information at www.embeaumont.com.