ExxonMobil Brings Lockout to Houston Offshore Expertise Convention

HOUSTON, August 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that locked out workers at the ExxonMobil oil refinery and blending and packaging facility in Beaumont, Texas, will gather Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2021 in the NRG Park in Houston.

The locked out union members will join Houston Union activists and other area supporters to get the message across to thousands of people who work in the energy industry who are expected to attend the conference and attend ExxonMobil to end the lockout USW members have on theirs Bringing back jobs and bargaining in good faith must be for a fair contract.

on May 1, 2021, Members of USW Local 13-243 showed up for work and were turned away by ExxonMobil despite the company record $ 2.7 billion in profit for the first three months of 2021. The company has rejected several attempts by USW to compromise on a new employment contract since then.

The union has brought unfair labor practices charges against Region 16 of the National Labor Relations Board for assessing the company’s serious illegal activities.

Locked out workers Beaumont travels to the event and collects Houston at 7:30 a.m.

Attention Allocation / Editors: Speakers, Interviews & Photo Opportunities


Excluded USW Local 13-243 members from the ExxonMobil and Refinery
Mixing / packaging plant in Beaumont; other union members; local and
international union leaders


Rally at OTC 2021 to call for an end to lockdown


Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., CDT


NRG Park, One NRG Parkway, Houston, Texas

Further information, contact:

Bryan Gross, 409-920-0575, or

Tony Montana, 412-562-2592, [email protected]

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)

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