Labor Relations Issues

Chemical manufacturers and their employees rely on fairness and balance in our labor law system. Maintaining the time-tested balance between labor unions and employers is critical to economic growth and job creation. 
In August 2011, SOCMA filed written comments with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) outlying concerns with proposed changes to reduce the time between the filing of a union election petition and the actual election date, citing the disproportionate financial and compliance burden that the proposed rulemaking would have on small- and mid-sized employers.

SOCMA made a similar argument when filing written comments with the Department of Labor in September 2011 on a proposal that would amend the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) to vastly expand reporting obligations for employers in their communications and agreements with consultants on worker unionization.

For more information or updates, please contact the Government Relations Team at (202) 721-4100.

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