BFS, USW reach tentative labour agreements

St. Louis–Negotiators for Bridgestone/Firestone and the United Steelworkers union have reached tentative agreements for new contracts covering eight US tyre and rubber plants and 6000 hourly workers.

The union and company announced June 9 that recent talks have yielded several tentative pacts, including the master agreement covering four tyre plants–in Akron; Des Moines, Iowa; LaVergne, Tennessee; and Oklahoma City–the Firestone tube plant in Russellville, Arkansas; and the Firestone air spring plant in Noblesville, Indiana The separate contracts cover workers at BFS tyre plants in Bloomington, Illinois,…

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