To: All Represented BMRF/B&P Employees
Re: Rumors on Union’s Unfair Labor Practice Charges
The Company is committed to providing you accurate information on the upcoming election. We know there are a lot of questions out there, so we are providing a series of FAQs on this process.
Q: Is it true that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has reviewed the charges filed against the Company and ruled in the Union’s favor?
No, the NLRB has made no decision, and the Company is confident we acted lawfully at all times and will prevail.
Q: Would the NLRB’s next steps change if employees decertify the Union in next week’s election?
No. The NLRB is going to complete its investigation and close the matter, one way or the other, regardless. Next week’s elections will have zero impact on how the NLRB chooses to rule on these charges.
Q: The local USW committees in Baton Rouge and Baytown also filed charges against the Company when it suspended its 7% matching contributions to the U.S. ExxonMobil Savings Plan for one year starting in October 2020. If the NLRB ruled in the Union’s favor at either site, what would it mean for the charge filed in Beaumont?
As stated in Employee Information Bulletin #36, the NLRB has dismissed the USW Local 13-243’s charge based on our contract language. While the local committees in Baton Rouge and Baytown may have also filed charges against the Company, these are separate bargaining units with their own contract language; therefore, the charges filed at either site wouldn’t impact the previously dismissed charge filed in Beaumont.