Recently, I wrote an op-ed highlighting my concerns with the continuing threat of a rail strike and the devastating impact it could have on the U.S. and global economy. And why are we in this predicament? Because the Class 1 freight railroads are unwilling to provide sick leave for their rail labor workforce. Sadly, since the publishing of this op-ed little has changed. As many predicted, the agreement reached in September under the leadership of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh was voted down by the memberships of four out of the 12 rail unions. Here we are once again staring straight in the face of another rail strike that could commence on December 9, or thereabouts.
This November, NACD is celebrating women of the chemical industry by recognizing their achievements and applauding their efforts to collaborate and inspire others.
Chemical distributors have suffered a significant turnover of employee’s post-pandemic, along with the baby boomer generation retiring, a huge amount of knowledge and expertise is being lost.
To help NACD members prepare for the changes coming with Responsible Distribution 2023, we’re pleased to announce some new and updated resources being added to our website.
October is filled with Halloween costumes, jack-o-lanterns, and scary movies. It’s also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – a good time to highlight a particularly spooky subject in the chemical distribution industry: cybercriminals and their increasingly advanced attempts to steal chemicals.
Over the past few decades, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule has been a success, preventing chemical accidents and improving preparedness, environmental stewardship, and community partnerships. The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) has long shared the EPA’s goals for this well-intentioned rule, but recently proposed changes by the agency to the current RMP pose numerous concerns for our industry.
Knowing what to say and how to say it in a time of crisis is critically important. But all too often, companies don’t react quickly enough and instead let the story spiral out of control, says Gerard Braud, communication expert and Founder of Situation Hub LLC.
Is your business harboring some top talent? Have they got what it takes to be a future leader? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’, we want to hear about them! We are now accepting applications for the next class of NACD’s hugely successful Emerging Leaders Program.
The new Superfund tax is top of mind for chemical distributors right now. The scope of this reinstated tax is far reaching and complex, and with so many other issues affecting NACD members — such as inflation, the shipping crisis, and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic — it only adds to their financial and administrative burden.
Here, we look at the re-emergence, the repercussions, and the resources we’ve made available.
NACD’s Government Affairs team regularly visits Capitol Hill to talk to Congress members and their offices about the vitally important work carried out by our membership.
We’re always telling them about your role in the supply chain, how the chemicals you handle and distribute affect our everyday lives, and how your business creates jobs and supports local communities.