Tire workers returning to Ardmore plant

ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) - About 240 employees at the Michelin tire plant will soon return to their jobs after an eight-week furlough.

Company officials say the workers were on partial pay during the off time and will return Sunday and Monday.

Michelin North America public relations director Lynn Mann calls the down time "a great opportunity for them to spend times with their families."

The furlough was prompted by the downturn of the automobile market.

The facility employees about 1,750 workers. Mann says the workers who took the furlough were all volunteers who ended up receiving a significant portion of their pay from unemployment benefits and company supplements.

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  • by exworker Location: cali on Jan 16, 2009 at 06:05 PM
    So the french keep spouting off everything is hunky dory. Never mind the Holland Group,you were just contract labor and and oh by the way "no contract is valid between enemies". Now I hear there are two new classes of new hires starting shortly, gee why am I not surprised (six-pack Joe is kinda down on his luck right now so lets getem in here for 10 bucks or less and by the time the economy comes around they will be used to working for 10 bucks).Only this time it aint gonna be like that,terrible times are just around the corner-much much worse than what they are now. The POWER THAT BE raped this country with $147 oil and they did it for a reason,that will become common knowledge before too much longer. Anyhow back to the main subject,THE FROGS ARE GOIN DOWN IF THERE IS A GOD THAT LOVES THE COMMONER
  • by worker at "the plant" Location: ardmore on Jan 2, 2009 at 03:58 PM
    I think Michelin finds a way to keep their workers on where other companies would rather just give up. Just look how many years it has been in Ardmore and the kind of revenue it brings to the area.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 2, 2009 at 01:22 PM
    michelin is bigger and get more stuff!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2009 at 08:45 PM
    I'd like to know how the employee's at Michelin received a significant portion of their pay from unemployment benefits and company supplements when others that were laid off in the area could only make $100.00 a week. If you made more than the $100.00 the state would start cutting your unemployment check. For instance if you earned 200.00 for the week and you were entitled to 364.00 for u/e benefits they deducted 100.00 and you would only receive 264.00 from unemployment. There was also a week waiting period. Did Michelin employee's have a waiting period before their benefits started?
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