Employees of Lyondell Chemical Company and Equistar Chemical, L.P. decided in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board against represention by the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers, International Union, AFL-CIO-CLC for purposes of collective bargaining.
The NLRB conducted the election on July 1 and 2, 2014. Of the 650 eligible employees, 272 voted for representation by the Union while 321 voted against representation. Eligible employees were the regular hourly full and part time production and maintenance, research and development, and laboratory employees employed by Lyondell Chemical Company and Equistar Chemical, L.P., at the Channelview, Texas facilities.
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard private sector employees’ rights to organize and bargain collectively with their employers and to participate in concerted activities to improve their pay and working conditions.