USW Welcomes ITC’s Preliminary Determination on Thai Truck and Bus Tires

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell, 412-562-2444, jkamm@usw.org 

(PITTSBURGH) – United Steelworkers (USW) International President David McCall released the following statement in response to the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) affirmative preliminary determination on dumped truck and bus tires from Thailand:

“USW members take immense pride in making high-quality truck and bus tires, but the recent spike in imports from Thailand, underwritten by Chinese investments, put both their jobs and the communities they support at risk.

“We’re gratified that the ITC in its preliminary determination affirmed our position and provided a path forward to protecting U.S. tiremakers from illegally dumped products.   

“USW members are highly skilled, but they need rigorous enforcement of our nation’s trade laws. Today’s decision is a step in the right direction toward leveling the playing field.” 

The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in a wide array of industries, including workers at five facilities that produce truck and bus tires: Bridgestone’s plants in La Vergne and Morrison, Tenn., Goodyear’s facilities in Danville, Va., and Topeka, Kan., and Sumitomo’s plant in Buffalo, N.Y.

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