Conti, USW begin labour talks for Charlotte plant workers

Charlotte, North Carolina — Continental Tire North America Inc. has begun negotiations with the United Steelworkers union for a new labour pact at its Charlotte tyre plant.

Conti said the current contract does not expire until April 30, but the tyre maker asked the union to begin talks early to “address high manufacturing costs at the Charlotte plant.”

“CTNA has informed the union that the Charlotte plant has the highest manufacturing costs of any Continental tyre plant worldwide,” said Rick Ledsinger, Conti’s vice president of human resources….

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