USW gives negotiating deadline to BFS, eyes possible July strike

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — The United Steelworkers union has set a negotiating deadline of May 28 with tyre maker Bridgestone/Firestone and targeted a strike to begin in mid-July if no progress towards a new contract is made.

If the two sides are deadlocked with no clear movement toward a settlement, the union’s bargaining committee will go back to the locals and the members will begin strike mobilisation, a USW spokesman said. The union will serve notice to the company that a July strike is imminent, he said.


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