Conti, USW at odds over health insurance benefits for laid-off workers

Mayfield, Kentucky–The United Steelworkers has condemned Continental Tire North America Inc.’s termination of health insurance benefits for nearly 200 laid-off Mayfield employees and their families, but Continental claims the affected individuals failed to follow proper protocol to continue their coverage.

The members affected are laid off due to Conti’s phase-out of tyre making last year at the Mayfield plant. The USW said these workers are entitled to continued health insurance benefits as a result of contractual protections promised by the company in an agreement with the…

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