Yokohama Tire Virginia Plant Ratifies New Union Deal

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV) has signed a new four-year contract with United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1023.

Local 1023 represent approximately 600 employees at the Salem plant. The last contract was signed in 2014.

Tetsuro “Tex” Murakami, president of Salem, Virginia-based YTMV, said the negotiations “once again went extremely well because both sides were professional and worked hard throughout the process.

“We’ve always had a strong, positive working relationship with the union,” Murakami added, “and both sides can feel good about the result.”

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