Striking Workers Offer to Supply Military
According to USW union officials some striking Goodyear workers may yet return to the company’s Topeka plant to build Humvee tyres for the US military. However the union insists that Goodyear must fire the plant’s temporary workers before any such move is made.
Production of Humvee tyres at the Topeka factory has dropped by 35 per cent since the strike began, creating a shortage for the military.
The USW has claimed that Goodyear has rejected their offer of having 200 union workers return to work at the Topeka factory. However, while not prepared to discuss the union’s demand for the replacement of the temporary workers, Goodyear Spokesman Ed Markey did say that the door is open for striking workers to return.