BFNAT Gets Tentative Bloomington Deal
(Akron/Tire Review) Reports from Bloomington, Illinois, indicate that USW Local 787 has reached a tentative contract agreement with Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire. Earlier this month, BFNAT reached a tentative deal with the United Steelworkers covering tyre plants in Akron, Des Moines and LaVergne, Tennessee.
Bridgestone Americas Holding also reached contract deals with the USW for non-tire plants in Russellville, Arkansas, and Noblesville, Indiana The Bloomington OTR tyre plant was on a separate contract.
USW members at the Bloomington plant are expected to vote on the new contract this weekend and into Tuesday next week.
Votes at the other USW represented plants are expected to be completed by April 25.
According to the report, USW workers at BFNAT’s truck tyre plant in Warren County, Tennessee, also on its own contract, ratified a new three-year pact last week.