Labor and Employment

It’s time to modernize labor and employment laws and regulations to fit the needs of today’s manufacturing workforce, but manufacturers in the United States face government-imposed challenges that are not faced equally by many of our global competitors.

Manufacturers' Priorities

  1. 1
    Oppose initiatives that tip the balance away from current legal precedent with respect to union organizing, appropriate bargaining unit sizes and expanded definitions of key labor terms.
  2. 2
    Promote 21st-century workplace ideas that incentivize employees to remain and grow in the manufacturing sector, such as options for compensatory time off.
  3. 3
    Reestablish collaborative approaches with employers and create effective federal advisory councils to address workplace safety needs, equal employment opportunities and a diverse workplace.
  4. 4
    Support legislation that guarantees employee choice and freedom of association.
  5. 5
    Codify clear, uniform and workable federal nondiscrimination protections for all employees in the workplace.
  6. 6
    Ensure meaningful and effective oversight of key workplace regulators, such as the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Wage and Hour Division, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board, to promote smart and fair regulatory approaches.