Monday, August 15

Exxon, union meet for 2nd day to discuss Texas refinery lockout -official

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BEAUMONT — Negotiators for Exxon Mobil Corp and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 13-243 met on Wednesday, the second day in a row, to discuss proposals to end a six-month lockout of hundreds of workers at the company’s Beaumont, Texas, refinery , said a union official.

The two sides discussed a contract proposal that the union, which represents 585 workers locked out of the 369,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery and lubricant oil plant, put forward in a meeting on Tuesday, said Bryan Gross, USW International representative. (Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Leslie Adler)