Cases & Deals

Continental Tire is successful against unfair labor practice charge

Clients Continental Tire North America, Inc.

Jones Day represented Continental Tire North America, Inc. in litigation. Continental Tire announced the indefinite suspension of tire production at the company's Mayfield, Kentucky plant resulting in the layoff of more than 800 hourly and salaried employees. The reduction in force in Mayfield was due to increased manufacturing costs at the plant, where employees are represented by the United Steelworkers of America ("USWA"). Jones Day advised the company with respect to decision and effects bargaining with the USWA, as well as WARN Act compliance in connection with the reduction. The USWA filed an unfair labor practice charge (26-CA-21780) with the National Labor Relations Board seeking an injunction to prevent the reduction in force alleging that the action was being taken for anti-union reasons. Jones Day successfully defended the company in the unfair labor practice proceeding by demonstrating to the NLRB that the company's decision was based upon legitimate business considerations and was not motivated by anti-union animus. After an investigation, the NLRB's Regional Director dismissed the USWA's charge.

Continental Tire North America, Inc. and the United Steelworkers of America, Case No. 26-CA-21780 (NLRB)

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