USW, BFS work through weekend, continue contract talks

St. Louis–Negotiators for the United Steelworkers and tyre maker Bridgestone/Firestone continued to bargain toward a new contract through Memorial Day weekend despite a May 28 deadline set by the union the previous week.

The fact that the two sides spent the holiday weekend in negotiations was a good indication that some progress was being made, a USW spokesman said. Talks continued into the afternoon of May 31, he said.

The union hasn’t said how long its bargaining team intends to stay at the table without an agreement….

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