FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The United Steelworkers and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. have reached a tentative contract agreement that covers about 7,000 workers at five plants.
Goodyear says the five-year agreement covers workers at plants in Fayetteville, North Carolina; Akron, Ohio; Danville, Virginia; Gadsen, Alabama; and Topeka, Kansas.
Staff representative Ken Nettles of USW Local 959 in Fayetteville tells The Fayetteville Observer that workers don’t yet know the terms of the tentative agreement.
The agreement was reached late Saturday night, just before union officials said workers were ready to go on strike.
Goodyear officials said in a news release that they expect local unions to schedule ratification votes in the next few weeks.
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In the case of the United Steelworkers master collective bargaining agreement, such factors include the ability of the company and the United Steelworkers to achieve ratification of the agreement by union members.
“We believe we have crafted a new labor agreement that positions both Goodyear and the United Steelworkers for success in the future,” said Jim Allen, Goodyear’s vice president, Global Labor Relations.
AKRON, Ohio, July 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) and the United Steelworkers (USW) have reached tentative agreement on a new five-year master labor contract covering nearly 7,000 workers at five plants in the United States.
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