Goodyear, union reach tentative labour agreement for five US plants

A tentative agreement has been reached on a new five-year master labour contract covering almost 7,000 workers at five Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants in the USA. The agreement between the tyre maker and the United Steelworkers (USW) union covers plants in Akron (Ohio), Danville (Virginia), Fayetteville (North Carolina), Gadsden (Alabama) and Topeka (Kansas).

“We believe we have crafted a new labour agreement that positions both Goodyear and the United Steelworkers for success in the future,” said Jim Allen, Goodyear’s vice-president, Global Labor Relations.

The tentative agreement is subject to a ratification vote by USW members at the five plants. It is expected that the local unions will schedule ratification votes within the next few weeks.

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