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  • A coalition including state representatives, pastors and union leaders wants a tire manufacturer to improve conditions at its South Carolina production facilities, including allowing workers to unionize. According to a copy of the document provided in advance to The Associated Press, a group planned to deliver a letter Tuesday to Giti Tire Manufacturing CEO Phang Wai Yeen. Signatories say workers complain of mandatory overtime and unpredictable schedules at the Richburg plant. Several labor unions, including United Steelworkers, signed onto the letter. The union has criticized Giti for "misspending millions in COVID-19 stimulus funds." The company has said it appropriately qualified for the assistance.