RED BANK, N.J. (Dec. 5)—About 20 members of United Steelworkers of America Local 601-L out of Massillon, Ohio, will be joining other Steelworkers from local unions in New Jersey today to picket Ansell Healthcare Products Inc.'s Red Bank headquarters. The local is trying to prevent Ansell from closing its 198,000-sq.-ft. surgical glove manufacturing facility in Massillon. The union would like Ansell to either keep making gloves at that location or sell the plant and equipment to a company that will. Ansell indicated it was willing to sell the factory but wants to move the equipment to Asia when it begins transferring glove production there this month. "We're not going to give up, not today, not tomorrow, not even after the glove lines are shut down," said Local 601-L President David Kennard. "We will fight on every front, including their front door."
Steelworkers to picket Ansell
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