USW Members at Bridgestone-Firestone ratify new three-year contracts

Pittsburgh - The United Steelworkers (USW) has announced that new agreements covering 5200 members at eight Bridgestone-Firestone (BFS) facilities have been ratified. Some 52 percent of the membership covered by the master contract voted to accept the tentative agreement which was reached on April 4, while separate pacts at Warren County, Tennessee and Bloomington, Illinois passed by 3:2 and 3:1 margins respectively.

The master contract covers workers at four tyre manufacturing sites in Akron; Des Moines, Iowa; LaVergne, Tenn.; and Oklahoma City; a Firestone tube plant…

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