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Yokohama Tire and USW Union Agree on Four-Year Contract

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV) announced it has agreed in principle to a new four-year contract with United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1023. Tetsuro Murakami, president of Salem, Virginia-based YTMV, made the announcement. Local 1023 represents approximately 500 employees at the Salem plant. The new agreement will replace the last contract that was signed in 2018.

USW, Cooper Tire Ratify New Labor Agreement

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. confirmed that members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 752L in Texarkana, Arkansas, have ratified a new four-year labor agreement, which covers more than 1,400 USW members.

Kumho Tire Macon Employees Vote Against Joining USW

Employees at the Kumho Tire plant in Macon, Ga., voted 164 to 136 against representation by the United Steelworkers union. The USW plans to file objections with the national labor relations board.

China Prepares to Push Back Against Tariffs as USW Celebrates Victory

The Chinese government has reportedly stated it will take action if the newly issued tariffs made by the U.S. Department of Commerce infringe on the country’s trade rights, the China Daily reports.

Michelin Reaches Tentative Labor Agreement at BFGoodrich Plants

Michelin North America has reached tentative labor contract deals with the United Steelworkers union at its Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Fort Wayne, Ind., BFGoodrich facilities. Contracts between the USW and Michelin expired on July 30, 2016, and employees have been working while a deal is negotiated. The contract, which covers approximately 2,400 employees, is subject to

The War on Imports

“Rinse and repeat.” Handy instructions on the back of a shampoo bottle. Also short-hand for witnessing the same sad thing over and over. An infinite loop of loopy. Like the movie “Groundhog Day,” only not nearly as funny. Titan International opened 2016 by filing petitions claiming “material injury” from imported OTR tires being “dumped” on

USW Poised to File Chinese Truck Tire Dumping Petitions

Multiple unconfirmed reports from significant players in the U.S. truck tire market say that the United Steelworkers union will soon be filing a formal petition seeking relief from medium and heavy truck tires imported from China. Sources say that the filing will come by the end of next week, but could come even today. The

ITC Prelim Conference on OTR Imports Will be Short and Sweet

There has been a good bit written concerning today’s preliminary conference before the International Trade Commission regarding the petition by Titan International and the USW claiming “material injury” from imported OTR and ag tires being “dumped” on the U.S. by tiremakers in China, India and Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, it would lead one to believe that

ITC To Hear Titan-USW Petition Against OTR Tire Imports

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has scheduled a conference on Titan Tire International Inc. and the United Steelworkers (USW) union’s petition for relief from imported OTR tires produced in China, India and Sri Lanka. The conference is scheduled for Jan. 29 at 9:30 a.m. at the ITC headquarters in Washington, D.C. Parties supporting or opposing the petition

DOC Sets First Duty at 15.69%; Next Duty Due in January

The first shoe finally dropped late yesterday (Nov. 24) when the Commerce Department announced its preliminary countervailing duties on consumer tires produced in China and exported to the U.S. The 15.69% duty level, which will be reviewed again before it is set in concrete in early April 2015, will be retroactive for a 90-day period

Union Wants U.S. to Expedite China Tire Decision

The USW has filed a petition with the Commerce Department seeking an expedited decision and implementation of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Chinese-produced consumer tires exported to the U.S. Formally known as a Petitioner’s Critical Circumstance Allegation, the action, taken in a formal letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker in a Sept. 12 filing, claims

Union Gets Extension in China Tire Complaint

The USW has petitioned for and received an extension from the U.S. Department of Commerce, pushing back to November the deadline for completion of the preliminary determination on its antidumping and countervailing duty complaint targeting China-made consumer tires imported into the U.S. The extension moves the due date for a preliminary determination by the Commerce