12/19/13 – 5:38 A.M.

Lawmakers from Ohio and Mississippi are trying to return stability to the joint venture Findlay’s Cooper Tire & Rubber has in China. The Daily Journal of Tupelo Mississippi reports Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown of Ohio as well as Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker of Mississippi have all signed a letter urging a U.S. delegation to address the subject during a meeting in China this week.

According to the article the letter says the unrest at the facility in the Shandong Province that has locked out U.S. managers is putting the entire company at risk. Cooper Tire spokeswoman Anne Roman told the newspaper that the company appreciated the support, but added there was no threat to U.S. jobs.

Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Mike Froman will meet with their Chinese counterparts this week.

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