Union approves Goodyear contract

Posted August 22, 2013

Goodyear employees preparing for possible strike

— The United Steelworkers of America has voted in favor of a new contract with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. by a 3-1 margin, a representative said Thursday.

The two sides reached a tentative agreement July 27, shortly before employees were set to walk out on strike.

In all, the new contract covers about 8,000 employees at six plants in the United States, including 2,500 in Fayetteville.

The agreement protects the Fayetteville employees from closure for four years, and union officials said Goodyear is even adding to the workforce in Fayetteville.

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  • whatelseisnew Aug 22, 2013

    Actually the only thing that ensures their employment is the sales of the product they make. If the sales fall significantly, they will be out of work. I do not buy Goodyear tires. I have owned two sets and I did not get the mileage out of them I should have gotten, plus I did not like the ride. They do sell a lot of product though, so hopefully sales will stay strong. I am not a fan of unions, but this is a private sector union and apparently Goodyear thinks it can still make money with the new contract in place.