DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 17)—Members of United Steelworkers Local 164—on strike for more than 40 months—will vote Sept. 18 on a new five-year deal with Titan International Inc. The union will hold two ratification meetings—one at 8 a.m. and one at 8 p.m.—with results of the vote available later that evening. About 670 Local 164 members struck at Titan's Des Moines farm tire plant May 1, 1998, making it the longest strike in tire and rubber industry history. USWA Local 303, which has been striking at Titan's Natchez, Miss., tire plant since Sept. 15, 1998, also has a tentative pact with the company and has set a tentative contract vote date of Oct. 2.
USWA local to vote Sept. 18 on Titan pact
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