Continental reveals master labor contract reached with United Steelworkers

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Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 6:29 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 30, 2022 at 11:45 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A manufacturing company with a plant in Sun Prairie and a labor union announced Wednesday that they have come together on a new master labor contract after two months of negotiations.

Continental stated the new agreement with United Steelworkers would begin on Aug. 1 after the old one expires on July 31. The deal impacts approximately 600 workers at the plants in Lincoln, Marysville and Sun Prairie.

Rick Ledsinger, Head of Labor Relations of Continental, expressed his relief that the deliberation came to a “quick and fair” end for their workers, saying, “the well-being of our employees is a top priority for us. We are grateful to work side-by-side with the USW and look forward to continuing to provide great products and service for our customers.”

Thanks to commitments from both sides, the contract was agreed upon ahead of schedule, according to Continental.

clarification: This story has been updated to reflect the announcement came from Continental Tire and regards the master labor contract.

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