BFS, USWA schedule talks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 28)–Negotiators for Bridgestone/Firestone and the United Steelworkers union will meet Nov. 16-17 in St. Louis to assess their contract positions and decide whether to schedule formal bargaining sessions in the near future.

The “preliminary” meetings will give the two sides an opportunity to exchange ideas and see if there is enough common ground to proceed to formal negotiation, a BFS spokesman said.

The company and union haven´t conducted contract talks since November of last year, when the USWA´s policy committee walked out on negotiations….

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