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 20,000 skilled workers employed by glass container manufacturing companies across 45 plants in 22 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 2017 Protective League Meetings
GMP-IU Workforce Testimonials and Videos
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 League Presentations and Regional One-Pagers
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
GPI's GlassWorks is a publication that highlights the glass container industry workforce and company efforts.
GlassWorks - July 2017
GlassWorks - February 2017
GlassWorks - June 2016
GlassWorks - December 2015
GlassWorks - July 2015