Workforce Protective Leagues
The craft of glassmaking has been a part of America’s manufacturing heritage since Colonial Jamestown was established in 1608. Today, there are 15,000 skilled workers employed by glass container manufacturing companies across 41 plants in 20 states.
The Glass Packaging Institute values the contribution of this workforce and what it means to local, state and national economies. Their ideas, energy and commitment are key to a quality packaging product, one made from all-natural, readily-available domestic raw materials.
We are proud to work on behalf of the men and women of the glass container manufacturing industry and the member companies that employ them. We will be sharing information and ideas with League members at regional and national gatherings throughout the country, as well as on this section of the web site.
Upcoming 2019 Protective League Meetings
GPI Presentation at Central States Protective League Meeting (Gas City, IN August 8-9, 2019)
GPI Presentation at Multi-State Protective League Meeting (Milwaukee, WI, June 19, 2019)
GPI 1-Pager, Southeast Protective League (Winston-Salem, NC May 2018)
GPI Presentation to the Central States Protective League (French Lick, IN April 2018)
GPI 1-Page Issue Summary, Central States Protectie League (French Lick, IN April 2018)
GPI Presentation to the West Coast Protective League, (Sacramento, CA March 2018)
GPI 1-Page Issue Summary, West Coast Protective League Meeting, (Sacramento, CA March 2018)
Multi-State Meeting (August 2017, Anaheim, CA)
- Federal Activity
- West Coast League Activity
- Northeast League Activity
- Central States and Southeast League Activity
- Southwest League Activity
GPI Presentation at the 2015 GMP-IU Multi-State Protective League Meeting, September 25, 2015
Longtime California Glass Container Worker Shares Industry Perspective, Charles "Animal" McIntyre, Past WCPL President, Gallo Glass Company
Thank You Letter to Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, March 29, 2016
GPI's GlassWorks is a publication that highlights the glass container industry workforce and company efforts.
GlassWorks - December 2017
GlassWorks - July 2017
GlassWorks - February 2017
GlassWorks - June 2016
GlassWorks - December 2015
GlassWorks - July 2015