USWA breaks off Mayfield severance talks with CTNA
The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) have broken off talks with Continental Tire North America Inc. (CTNA) in connection with the suspension of tire production at the company´s Mayfield, Ky., plant, according to CTNA officials.
Last week, CTNA presented union officials with a proposal that increased severance payments for all hourly Mayfield employees with one or more years of service to $8,000.
The proposal included preferential hiring rights for laid-off Mayfield workers at other CTNA plants and an agreement to re-hire said employees if tire production resumes at the facility.
CTNA plans to suspend tire manufacturing in Mayfield "indefinitely" by the end of next month.