Homer Laughlin and Union Reach Contract Agreement
The Homer Laughlin China Co. and GMP Local 419 recently reached an three-year agreement.
The Homer Laughlin China Co. and its employee members of the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers Union (GMP) Local 419 recently reached an agreement on a new three-year labor contract. Approximately 600 union-represented employees are covered by the approved contract.
“Although healthcare prices have continued to rise, we were able to reach an agreement that suited both parties,” said Elizabeth McIlvain, president of Homer Laughlin. “This three-year contract demonstrates that both sides were committed to reaching a consensus. The approved contract is good news for Homer Laughlin, but also for our community, the union, our employees and, of course, our customers. We thank our represented employees who have solidly backed this agreement. It not only provides a good job package, but also allows us to continue the manufacture of our high-quality, American-made dinnerware right here in West Virginia.”