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Workers at Homer Laughlin China Company Vote to Ratify 3-Year Agreement


Workers of the GMP Local #419 at the Homer Laughlin China Company voted yesterday to ratify the agreement between them and company management to continue to manufacture china in Newell, WV. Union President Chuck Bartley felt that, “Both teams worked diligently to come to a fair contract for everyone.” Homer Laughlin management and the GMP Local #419 conferees worked past the original 12 a.m. deadline on Thursday, November 15 to come to an agreement that will continue three years until November 15, 2015.

About The Homer Laughlin China Company

The Homer Laughlin China Company® (HLC Inc.), founded in 1871, is the largest and one of the last domestic tableware manufacturers in the United States, employing over 800 skilled craftsmen in a 37-acre facility. Homer Laughlin China, Kenilworth/RAK, and Hall China comprise the HLC Inc. family of companies. HLC's diverse range of lead-free commercial dinnerware meets every conceivable need for today's discerning chefs and restaurateurs. Setting the tone—not just the table—is at the heart of the HLC commitment to its customers. For more information, please contact the Homer Laughlin China Co.,672 Fiesta Drive, Newell, WV 26050. Phone: (800) 452-4462. Fax: (304) 387-0593. Web: Email:

For The Homer Laughlin China Company
Pete Zeller, 216-579-6100 ext. 2

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