Harbison Walker refractories plant shut down in strike dispute
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
The new contracts will eliminate benefits for future new
hires and reduce insurance payments, according to a report in
the Jackson County Times.