Union Workers at AHF Wood Flooring Plant Vote to Strike, But Plant Remains Open

The union workers at AHF Products’ Beverly, W.Va., hardwood flooring factory rejected a new contract from the company Feb. 24, voting to go on strike. However, the plant remains open, operating in a limited capacity, WVNews reported.

The facility employs approximately 500 union workers. A handful of workers returned to work on Monday following the vote to strike, according to the report.

AHF confirmed with WVNews that the company is still conducting business at its Beverly location and that they have “sufficient inventory to fulfill customer orders.” AHF was negotiating with Teamsters Local 175.

“Last week, the AHF Products hardwood manufacturing facility in Beverly, W.Va., and the Teamsters Local 175, who represent a portion of the employees at the plant, agreed to a good-faith tentative agreement,” AHF President and CEO Brian Carson said in a statement. “Unfortunately, over the weekend, a narrow plurality of the members voted against the agreement and voted to strike. The Beverly plant is producing today with plant employees and work is available for any bargaining unit members who also want to work.”

Union workers at the plant also rejected a contract from AHF in 2020 in a dispute that was finally resolved in 2021.

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