February 19, 2021
To: All BMRF/B&P Employees
Yesterday, the Company emailed a revised offer to the United Steelworkers Local 13-243. This offer is valid through March 12 at 8:00 PM and is substantively identical to the Company’s January 31 last, best, and final offer with two exceptions related to the lump sum bonus and the timing of wage increases (detailed below).
Lump Sum Bonus Contingent upon the Timing of Ratification Notice:
- If the Union provides the Company notice of ratification prior to March 5 at 8:00 PM, all active Union-represented employees will receive a lump sum bonus of $1000.
- If the Union provides the Company notice of ratification after March 5 at 8:00 PM but before offer expiration (March 12 at 8:00 PM), employees will not receive the lump sum bonus.
Revised Effective Date for 2021 Wage Increases from February 1 to March 1:
- The proposed wage increase (which has remained unchanged) will go into effect March 1 as opposed to February 1.
- Separate from timing, the percentages of wage increases for Refinery and Blending & Packaging Plant employees are unchanged in this offer.
The Company hopes that this offer will be ratified prior to expiration, and we would encourage all interested employees to contact their Union leadership to request a vote.