Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has reported that members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 556L in Clarksdale, Mississippi, have ratified a four-year labor agreement, which covers more than 40 USW members.

“We are pleased a contract was reached that works for the company and our union members. This is an example of labor and management working together in a positive way to move the Clarksdale facility forward into the future,” said Joseph Qualls, president of USW Local 556L.

“Cooper welcomes the ratification of this new collective bargaining agreement,” said Clarksdale Plant Manager Fred Doster. “We commend the union for working together with the company to address what is important to employees and to the global competitiveness of the Clarksdale plant.”