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Labor-Management Relations

Less than 2% of the Ardmore area workforce is unionized at present, compared to a statewide figure of 11.6%. In 2001, Oklahoma voters passed Right-To-Work legislation.

Labor-management Relations and Union Issues
Union Status
Right to work state? Yes (2002)
Percent of Ardmore workforce organized 1.34%
Percent of Oklahoma workforce organized 11.6%
Private Companies Unionized (within 50 miles)
Company Name of Union Total
Total Union Employees %
Valero Energy International Union of Operating Engineers 298 222 74%
Atlas Roofing United Steel Workers 65 48 74%
Union elections past 5 years (50+ empl) Votes Union won
Manufacturing Unions 0 0%
Distribution Unions 0 0%
F.I.R.E. Unions 0 0%
All Sectors 0 0%
Union elections past 5 years, by company
Company: Michelin North America (Ardmore Plant)
Date of Vote: 01-19-2001
Union involved: United Steelworkers of America
Industry Code: 32621 NAISC
Result: Union defeated
Votes for Union: 422
Votes against Union: 1,220
Strikes or work stoppages, past 5 years
Number 0
Average Duration N/A
Source: Ardmore Development Authority
"When Slaughter came to Ardmore, Oklahoma 38 years ago, the Ardmore Development Authority was instrumental in getting us here and helped with the construction of our building. Today, they are still there for us to assist with any problem, but most importantly, they solve them as well."

Fillmore Vaughn,
General Manager, Slaughter Company Inc.

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410 W MAIN ST • ARDMORE, OK 73401
(580) 223-6162 • Fax: (580) 223-7825