American, European Labor Unions Share Common Concerns at Dow North American Labor Council Meeting

Contact: Kent Holsing, (989) 615-3901,

(Langhorne, Pa.) – Union leaders representing thousands of American and European workers employed at Dow Chemical and Dow Corning Corporation recently met in Pennsylvania to discuss issues common across their worksites. 

The unions spent three days sharing collective bargaining data, identifying mutual obstacles and brainstorming potential solutions.

Delegates also met with representatives of Dow Corning, Dow Chemical and CALIBRE Group, LLC to discuss topics such as the state of the chemical and silicon industries, strategies moving forward and the need for a collaborative safety partnership with members at both Dow Chemical and Dow Corning.

Representatives from the United Steelworkers; the International Union of Operating Engineers; Texas City Metal Trades; the International Chemical Workers Union Council/United Commercial Food Workers; the Dow Chemical European Employee Forum; the Dow Chemical-Stade Works Council (Germany); and UNITE the Union (Great Britain) participated in this year’s event.

The meeting also served to strengthen international connections and increase mutual respect and understanding across Dow’s unionized worksites.

The USW represents 850,000 members in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. It is the largest private sector union in North America, representing workers in a wide range of industries including metals, mining, rubber, paper and forestry, oil refining, plus office, technical and service workers in health care, security, hotels and municipal governments and agencies. For more, go to

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