Strike May be Looming at Jonesboro Plant

AUGUST 1, 2006 - Posted at 3:08 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR - Workers at a Jonesboro manufacturing plant may be considering a strike against their employer.

According to management officials at Arkansas Glass Container Corporation, company officials and employees with the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastic and Allied Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, Local Union 131 were unable to reach an agreement last week to ratify a new three year contract.

The company has since offered an amended proposal, agreed upon an extension and a second vote is expected this afternoon or evening, according to Arkansas Glass Executive Vice President Vicki Rampley.

Arkansas Glass Container is located at 516 West Johnson Avenue.