Metal Powder Products Votes To Unionize

By: 
Jerry Curry, Staff Writer

The employees of Metal Powder Products in Campbellsburg has successfully voted in a union. The election was held by the National Labor Relations Board.  The manufacturing facility is located at 596 West Oak Street.

The election was held on April 10. The number of eligible votes was 161, but only 150 votes were cast. Voting for the union was 81 and against 69. Only one vote was challenged. The vote must be 50% plus one for a successful union representation. 

The process for an election was started by a petition on March 13, 2024. To start the process at least 30% of the employees had to sign the petition.

The labor union that was certified was IUE-CWA. The voting unit included all hourly full-time and part-time production and maintenance employees. It does exclude all managerial employees, confidential employees, office clerical, professional employees, guards and supervisors.

The company manufactures metal parts for lawn and auto companies.

They will join two other MPP companies represented by the IUE-CWA union. Those plants are in Pennsylvania. 

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