United Steelworkers in Virginia approve contract with Yokohama

Salem, Virginia – Members of the United Steelworkers Local 1023 in Salem have ratified a four-year labour deal with Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia LLC.

The final tally was not released, but Local 1023 said on its Facebook page that the deal runs through 14 Sept 2022, and that the vote passed by a “majority.”

A Yokohama spokesman confirmed that the agreement covers about 600 bargaining unit employees. The Salem plant employs 760.

Tetsuro Murakami, president of Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia said negotiations progressed well, adding that both sides…

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