Homer Laughlin announces new three-year contract with union workers

NEWELL — The Homer Laughlin China Company has announced a new contract with its employee members of the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union on behalf of Local 419M.

Approximately 400 union-represented employees are covered by the approved three-year contract.

Homer Laughlin President Elizabeth McIlvain said, “This contract demonstrates that both sides are committed to keeping this area the heart of the American pottery industry. We look forward to a productive next three years, and beyond.”

“The approved contract reinforces the commitment of all involved parties to our community, good jobs, mutual trust, and making the best products for our customers,” McIlvain added. “We thank our represented employees for backing the agreement. It ensures that smooth operations will continue as we manufacture our high-quality, American-made dinnerware right here in West Virginia, USA.”


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