Koch’s Relationship with Unions
May 18, 2011
Koch Industries, Inc. is a diversified U.S.-based manufacturer with nearly 50,000 employees in the U.S. About 15,000 of those employees – 30 percent – are represented by unions.
Koch companies support voluntary associations, and where employees so choose, we recognize their rights to be represented by a union and bargain collectively. Many Koch company sites operate under collective bargaining agreements.
Where unions represent our employees, we respect their status, work with them in good faith, and honor the terms of our collective bargaining agreements. Koch has mutually respectful and productive relationships with the unions that represent its employees – this has been true for more than 50 years. In 2011, a senior union official said that Koch jobs are among “the best-paid manufacturing jobs in America” and that the company “has positive and productive collective bargaining relationships with its unions.”
Koch’s union employees, along with all Koch company employees, play an important role in our continued growth and success.