Editorial: Rubber and Plastics News
Merry Christmas. Here’s your $5000 pay cut.
That’s the deal United Steelworkers Local 1055 members at Bridgestone Americas Inc.’s LaVergne, Tennessee, tyre plant agreed to via a contract ratification vote 30 Nov. They approved a cut of $2.50 an hour in wages, also lost a week of paid vacation, and 40 veteran employees will be offered $25 000 â€œplease leaveâ€ money.
A brutal concessionary contract shoved down the workers’ throats? In this day and age, not really. In fact, a case can be…