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USW and Titan International Agree To Five-Year Contract

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United Steelworkers (USW) members working at Titan International Inc. plants in Des Moines, Iowa, Freeport, Ill. and Bryan, Ohio have ratified a new five-year contract.

Local union members voted to approve the contracts May 17, 2017. The previous contract expired in November 2016.

Paul Reitz, Titan’s CEO and president, said “These are good contracts for our bargaining unit employees and our shareholders. We are thankful to the USW and our employees for their commitment to continue to work and build quality products as both parties worked through the bargaining process. With these new five-year contracts we are excited to be able to continue to work together with the all of our employees as we maintain our position as a global leader in the markets we serve for many years to come.

“The new contracts introduce a new innovative, incentive profit-sharing plan, which takes effect in the second year of the agreements that rewards USW members based on their respective plant’s profitability. A separate wage scale was also introduced for bargaining unit employees who are hired after the ratification date. In addition to the salary and benefit provisions, the new agreements provide additional management rights and economic flexibility that the prior agreement did not allow.”

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Titan Reaches Agreement With USW

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Titan International Inc. has reached tentative agreements with the United Steelworkers (USW) unions representing its plants in Des Moines, Iowa; Bryan, Ohio; and Freeport, Ill. Votes are expected in the coming weeks.

Paul Reitz, CEO and president of Titan, announced the tentative agreements during the company’s first-quarter earnings call on May 4, 2017. The current labor agreements expired in November 2016, and operations at the plants have continued while both sides worked on negotiations.

“Titan has a longstanding, good relationship with the USW, as evidenced over the past couple of years when we worked closely together to present cases to the International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding OTR tires from China, India and Sri Lanka.,” Reitz said. “Their support in these cases was greatly appreciated and instrumental in the successful determinations from the ITC. For more than 20 years, we’ve viewed the USW and its members as an integral part of the Titan team and we appreciate their hard work in building quality tires day-in and day-out at our North American tire plants.”

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DOC Delays Final Tariff Rulings until June

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DOC delays final tariff rulings until June
The final determinations in both the countervailing (CV) and anti-dumping (AD) duty cases on Chinese tires now are scheduled to be issued June 12, 2015.

A U.S. Department of Commerce spokesman confirmed the countervailing duty rule, which was to be issued April 6, has been delayed and aligned with the anti-dumping final determination in June.

Aligning the timelines and final determinations is “fairly typical when we have companion AD and CV cases,” the spokesman said.

The actual request to align the timelines was filed in November by the United Steelworkers.

To refresh your memory and read more about the many twists and turns during the tariffs process, check out these highlights:

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Chinese Tire Import Facts From the ITC and USW

Why did the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) determine, in its own words, “there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value”?

Here is the fact sheet from which the ITC based its decision (“ITC says Chinese imports may be harmful”).
1. Number of domestic tire producers in 2013: Nine.
2. Location of producers’ plants: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2013: 29,000.
4. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2013: $22.3 billion.
5. Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2013: 47%.
6. Worth of consumer tire imports from China in 2013: $ 2.3 billion.
7. Worth of consumer tire imports from other countries in 2013: $ 8.2 billion.
8. Leading sources of consumer tires, in terms of value, in 2013: China, Canada, Korea and Japan.

And here are the facts as the United Steelworkers International union sees them. The USW filed the initial petitions seeking relief from “unfairly traded Chinese tires.”
“The ITC’s preliminary determination is a vital step on the path to restoring fair trade in passenger vehicle and light truck tires,” says USW International President Leo Gerard.

USW International Secretary-Treasurer Stan Johnson says that “while relief was in place, billions of dollars in investments were made by firms producing tires in the United States in new plant and equipment. But China’s targeting of our industry has injured our members. They work hard and play by the rules and all they want is a fair chance to compete. They deserve to have our nation’s trade laws aggressively and faithfully enforced.”
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“We’re waging a fight against unfair trade based on rules that are more than a quarter century old, while our competitors target industry after industry. Things must change. Workers, and America, can’t afford much more of this.”

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USW Ask for Tariffs to Resume for China

The following statement was released by the United Steelworkers (USW) in conjunction with the June 3 filing of an antidumping and countervailing duty case against passenger and light truck tires from China. The case alleges massive dumping and substantial subsidization of sales of these products by China into the U.S. market. Here is the release in its entirety.
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“Unfairly priced imports of tires from China have resumed flooding the U.S. market,” said USW International President Leo W. Gerard. “Domestic tire producers have been rapidly losing market share over the last two years. Domestic shipments have been undercut by skyrocketing import growth from China, and while our economy recovers, domestic producers and their workers have not adequately shared in the benefits.

“In the four years prior to that case -2004 to 2008- imports from China had skyrocketed from 14.6 to 46 million tires, causing significant harm to the U.S. tire industry, multiple plant closures and unacceptable job losses,” said USW International Secretary-Treasurer Stan Johnson, a former tire worker.

“Our fight for jobs in the sector is far from over,” said USW International Vice President Tom Conway. “China is expanding its industry and has targeted the U.S. market as the place to dump product and subsidize sales. As China expands production and increases employment in this sector, it is our workers who pay the price with job losses.

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