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Two Unions Complain of Safety Issues at DuPont and Chemours

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The United Steelworkers union and the Chemical Workers Union Council are threatening Dupont and Chemours companies to go to regulators over safety inspection problems.

The unions sent a letter to the CEO of the two firms charging that the DuPont did not allow health and safety experts to deal with – what they described as – hazardous conditions at the facilities.

There are around a thousand workers at DuPont and Chemours are represented by the United Steelworkers union.

That includes the Chemours pigmentation facility in in Edge Moor.

In addition, the union notes that its experts were not even allowed into the plants until a year after the company was ordered to do so by the National Labor Relations Board.

DuPont told the News Journal that it has worked with the unions for years and says that all unions are involved in safety issues.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.