USW Seems Poised For Goodyear Strike
(Akron/Tire Review) It appears the United Steelworkers plan to go out on strike against Goodyear today. According to the most recent Solidarity Alert issued by the USW’s Goodyear contract negotiating team, union workers at 12 Goodyear plants will go on strike at 1 p.m. EST on Oct. 5. On Monday, the USW gave Goodyear the required 72-hour notice that it would discontinue working day-to-day under terms of its previous contract with the company.“This morning the company made a comprehensive proposal to the Union, reiterating their full “cut and gut” agenda. In response, your USW Policy Committee issued a 72-hour contract termination notice,” the Alert said. “If no tentative agreement is reached, a strike will begin at 1 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Oct. 5.” Goodyear and the USW continue their negotiations in Cincinnati. Before the Thursday deadline, the two sides could agree to extend the current contract for a set period if the two sides feel an agreement is close.