Pittsburgh -- The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) said it will begin strike preparation at three Bridgestone Firestone tyre plants. The plants affected are Des Moines, Iowa (Local 310); LaVergne, Tennessee (Local 1055) and Russellville, Arkansas (Local 884).
USWA said five other locals involved in master contract negotiations with Bridgestone/Firestone (BFS) -- Local 7, Akron, Ohio; Local 138, Noblesville, Indiana, Local 787, Bloomington, Illinois, Local 998, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Local 1155, Warren County, Tennessee will hold training sessions within the next two weeks.
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USWA press release