NPGA presses Congress to reject card check legislation

April 28, 2009 By    

The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) and many of its 3,200 members have voiced concern and opposition regarding the proposed Employee Free Choice Act. NPGA’s membership overwhelmingly opposes the elimination of secret ballots and other changes that would hamper customer service and delivery efficiency, the association said.

“The legislation, if passed, would be very disruptive to our members and their businesses,” said Richard Roldan, president and CEO of NPGA. “Through our grassroots advocacy efforts, our members are taking action. They are reaching out to their senators to inform them of the serious negative impacts this legislation would have on them and the entire industry.

“Furthermore, we are pleased that Sens. Arlen Specter [R-Pa.] and Blanche Lincoln [D-Ark.] have come out against the bill. Both senators represent states with a substantial number of propane companies and customers.”

Concerns regarding the legislation include increased operating costs and reduced flexibility to deliver gas during the winter heating season. NPGA and its members will continue advocacy efforts to ensure this legislation does not become law.

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