Improving on-the-job safety for members and negotiating strong contracts with good wages, benefits and job protections are the priorities the International Chemical Workers Union Council pursues to best represent members in the chemical industry.
Nationally recognized for its contributions to chemical worker safety, the council’s Center for Workers’ Health and Safety Education is located is Cincinnati, Ohio, and trains 25-30 local union members each week. The council also operates a Health and Safety Department from its headquarters that provides job site training programs. One of the most important avenues for improving job safety is legislation at both the state and national level. The council lobbies for laws and regulations that ensure chemical workers a safe workplace.
In addition to the safety programs, the wages and benefits UFCW members in the chemical industry earn demonstrates the commitment the International Chemical Workers Union Council has to its membership. With the combined effort of the council’s staff and local union leaders at the bargaining table, UFCW chemical workers take home the best wages in the industry and enjoy benefits and job security that make a substantial difference in the health and livelihood of their families, and all workers in the chemical industry.