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May 19, 2019
Updated On: Mar 20, 2019

3/20/19 - Negotiations continue. Slight movement made at the table on both sides. The committee continues to fight for a fair contract. 

(3/20)  On Tuesday March 19th proposals will be exchanged. Bargaining will begin on Wednesday March 20th.  

Updates and important information will be posted here throughout this process.  


Local Proposal Vote:

2-28-19: Bay Plant 2019 National Oil Bargaining Policy & Local Bargaining Ratification Vote

Today an overwhelming majority the union members of Marathon Bay Plant adopted their local proposals and strike vote. These proposals will be put forth on the bargaining table when the workers committee and the company bargain the new local agreement for our facility. In the near future the workers committee and the company will exchange proposals. Once this takes place a date will be decided upon to begin local bargaining.


Housekeeping & Prep Information:

Updated Information

- Have you moved?  Changed your phone number or e-mail address?  Please update your information at the union hall.  This is important as we transition into bargaining time.  Please call the union hall at 409-945-2355 or email updated information to Jenna Lyle at

Medical Insurance

- Every member MUST complete EITHER the Emergency Medical Enrollment Form or Waiver of Coverage This is mandatory for every member- the enrollment is to process you and your dependents in the USW provided Emergency Insurance Plan.  The Waiver is to be completed if you will be on someone elses insurance plan or planning to pay your current premiums to maintain Cobra.  Please print and complete the attached forms and drop them off at the Texas City Union Hall.

If you are unable to print attached forms you may contact Andrew Chalin for a copy.

- Reminder- the USW Emergency Insurance Plan does not include any type of prescription drug coverage.  For this type of coverage members need to consider moving under another insurance plan or maintaining Cobra.  

- USW Emergency Insurance Plan Coverage

Picket Assignments

-Oil Strike Duty Survey:  Please complete your updated information on this form.  Additionally, if you have a preference of assignment, time, or date- please select.  We will do our best to make assignments accordingly.  For those that do not complete the form- your assignment will be generated.

More Information:
Union Proposals 2019
Company Proposals 2019
Local proposal exchange
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