Representatives of major chemical companies, labor unions, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), and North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) have been meeting informally for many years to consider issues affecting employment and investment in the U.S. chemistry industry. In 2015, this history of productive dialogue and action led to the formation of the Chemical Industry Labor-Management Committee (CILMC). The CILMC will build on this longstanding relationship to make a greater impact in support of the business of chemistry, workers represented by the affiliated unions of NABTU, and other supportive organizations.

Mission Statement

The Chemical Industry Labor-Management Committee will promote good jobs, beneficial investments, safety, environmental responsibility and innovation in the American chemistry industry.

The Committee agrees that Labor and Management should work together in support of the chemical industry, which directly employs 529,000 American workers and indirectly supports millions of U.S. jobs in sectors including construction, transportation, public health, energy, agriculture, high technology and manufacturing.

The Committee will analyze legislative and regulatory proposals affecting the industry, and take appropriate steps to educate the public, policymakers, other organizations and the media on the impact of such proposals.

The Committee recognizes that the planned expansion and modernization of the U.S. chemical industry will require the availability of a well-trained, highly skilled American workforce, and a policy environment that promotes investment, innovation and growth.


The Committee is comprised of eight trustee organizations, co-chaired by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU). The Management Co-Chair is Cal Dooley, President and CEO of ACC, and the Labor Co-Chair is Sean McGarvey, President of NABTU.

For a full list of trustee organizations, please click here.