Union workers at Texas oil refinery reject Exxon Mobil contract

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United Steelworkers (USW) union members picket outside Exxon Mobil's oil refinery amid a contract dispute in Beaumont, Texas, U.S., May 1, 2021. Exxon locked out the plant's about 650 union-represented employees citing fears of a strike. REUTERS/Erwin Seba/File Photo

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Union workers at a Beaumont, Texas oil refinery on Tuesday rejected an Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) labor contract by a wide margin, union officials said, a move that will continue a nearly six-month-long refinery lockout.

"Exxon's take it or leave it offer is not what we're looking for," said Bryan Gross, a United Steelworkers international union representative. "If they stick with us, we'll get a deal," he said.

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