USW proposes former Gephardt aide for Goodyear board seat

Akron, Ohio — The United Steelworkers union finally has submitted a name for consideration as the newest member of the board of directors at Goodyear.

The union nominated Michael Wessel, a Washington attorney and public affairs consultant with strong ties to Capitol Hill, particularly former House leader and presidential candidate Richard Gephardt. Wessel’s name was given to Goodyear via a May 11 letter from USW President Leo Gerard to Robert Keegan, the company’s president, chairman and CEO.

As part of the 2003 master contract settlement between the…

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