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Workers at the Hanson Pipe and Precast inRichmond,Virginiarecently voted for union representation by the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union (GMP).

Fifty-six percent of the workers voted for the GMP.  The victory marked the third Harrison plant that the GMP represents.

According to a spokesperson for the union, seniority and work hours were the two major issues involved in the organizing drive.

Hanson Pipe and Products produces pre-cast structural concrete for roads and bridges. They are the largest manufacturer of concrete products inNorth America. Hanson has more than 150 facilities throughout the U.S andCanada.