USW blasts Goodyear´s plant closing plans

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The United Steelworkers union reacted strongly to Goodyear’s announcement today that it plans to close its Tyler, Texas, tyre factory.

“How do you talk about saving American manufacturing and at the same time close another facility?” asked Tom Conway, a USW vice president who is serving as unions chairman in the negotiations with Goodyear. “How can this company make claims that cheap imports are hurting them when the truth is they are intent on abandoning their markets, and refusing to stand and fight for…

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