Employees to Vote on Early Goodyear Plant Closure
The 60 remaining employees at Goodyear’s Tyler plant in East Texas are to vote on Friday whether to close the factory early, prior to the expiry date of the master union contract. Currently this document – in effect until July next year – forces the company to close its plant in Valleyfield, Quebec, but union members can choose to waive this agreement.
Both plants provide additional mixing capability to other Goodyear plants, but – with demand for rubber down and all plants able to mix themselves – its has become unnecessary for the manufacturer to run both operations. At present there are no plans to close the Quebec site.
The terms offered to the union by Goodyear, should the vote result in early closure, remain undisclosed.