Harbison Walker refractories plant shut down in strike dispute

By Josie Shillito
Published: Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Talks to resolve a conflict between workers at an Ohio refractory plant and the plant's managers have collapsed, resulting in the shut down of the plant by its management. The facility produces clay refractory linings and the company is focusing on resolving the issue to prevent any prolonged disruption to production.

Workers at Harbison Walker (formerly ANH Refractories) in Ohio are locked in a dispute with the global refractories producer over proposed changes to their employment contracts. 

The new contracts will eliminate benefits for future new hires and reduce insurance payments, according to a report in the Jackson County Times.

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