USW local at BFS Tennessee plant rejects contract offer

Pittsburgh–Workers at Bridgestone/Firestone’s unionised US tyre and rubber plants are scheduled to vote June 28 and 29 on new contracts that will run into next July, but one local already has voted down a proposal from the company.

Members of United Steelworkers Local 1155 overwhelmingly rejected BFS’ “last, best” offer June 17, with 85 percent of the voters saying no. The vote came just eight days after the bargaining committee representing eight USW locals at BFS sites reached a tentative agreement with the company. Local 1155…

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