Commercial Business

USW Supports Tariffs and 'Dramatic Reforms' of Trade Policies

Posted on February 6, 2017

The United Steelworkers (USW) union says the vote by the International Trade Commission to impose tariffs on off-the-road tires from India and Sri Lanka "is very welcomed by all American tire workers."

USW International Secretary-Treasurer Stan Johnson, who chairs the union's national rubber and tire bargaining conference, says, "Once again through the aggressive use of our trade laws, we have protected good-paying, family-supporting jobs and preserved market share for American employers from unfair and illegal trade practices.

"Today's decision will trigger the imposition of duties on these dumped and subsidized tires. More than $200 million of these tires were flooding our market, displacing U.S. production and jobs. This is part of the higher-end of the market, with tires often selling for thousands of dollars. Every unfairly priced tire that is sold here in the United States puts our jobs in jeopardy.

"It should not be necessary for producers and workers to suffer injury and spend significant time and money on these cases. Our government has the authority to bring trade cases, but has been sitting on its hands, largely leaving the enforcement of our trade laws up to the private sector. It is time for government to put an end to unfair trade by making dramatic reforms to both our trade policy and enforcement strategies."

For more information on the USW, visit: www.usw.org.

Related Topics: ITC, OTR tariffs, Stan Johnson, United Steelworkers

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
The Michelin XHA 2 loader tire is  available in two new sizes: 17.5R25 and 775/65R29.
News Michelin Releases Two New Sizes for Loader Tire

Michelin North America Inc. has added two sizes to the XHA 2, a loader tire for small- and medium-sized wheel loaders used for material handling in quarries and mines, sand, gravel, logging and waste management.

News Prices of Double Coin Tires Will Go Up Nov. 1

Prices of Double Coin truck and bus radial (TBR), high-speed crane and radial-off-the-road (ROTR) products will increase up to 6% on Nov. 1, 2017.

Ventech's a fully-automated tire inspection system checks tire pressure, tread depth and vehicle weight as the buses, trucks, cars and other vehicles drive over the measuring device.
News Goodyear Is Buying a German Provider of Tire Inspection Technology

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has agreed to acquire Ventech Systems GmbH, a provider of automated tire inspection technology, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!