Health, Safety, & Labor

Federal Activity

House Committee Uses Appropriations Process to Block DOL and NLRB Rules
By a vote of 31 to 19, the House Committee on Appropriations approved on July 14 the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies spending bill.

New NLRB Decision Expands Union Organizing of Subcontractors and Temporary Employees
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed a 2004 precedent in its decision in Miller & Anderson released on July 11. The 3-1 decision now allows the recognition of a multiple-employer bargaining unit whether or not such a unit is practical.

SPI Policy

SPI Policy on Labor and Employment
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association commends its members and the industry to provide their employees with competitive compensation packages and safe workplaces. Governmental labor and employment policies must promote, not inhibit, flexibility, productivity and profitability so that manufacturers can compete in the global economy. One-size-fits-all government mandates and cumbersome regulations add to overall costs and hinder job creation instead of simplifying government requirements to promote and encourage growth and to provide predictability in the manufacturing sector.

SPI Policy on Health Care
Health care costs in the U.S. continue to rise at levels that far outpace normal inflation rates, placing an increasingly onerous burden on the nation's employer-provided health care system. SPI members recognize that a healthy and reliable workforce is critical to any company's success, but face ever-increasing challenges in providing quality, affordable health care to employees. These challenges are shared by companies of all sizes.

SPI Policy on Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS)
Encourage member companies to promote the safety and health of their employees, to protect the environment, and to foster the creation of products that can be made and used in a safe and responsible manner.

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