Goodyear North Carolina workers OK buyouts

ERJ staff report (TB)

Tire Business Staff Report

Fayetteville, North Carolina – Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Union Local 959 at Goodyear’s Fayetteville plant have narrowly approved a tentative temporary agreement allowing the company to offer buyouts to workers near retirement.

Local 959 Vice President Terry Brewington declined to give the vote total, saying only that a majority voted for the agreement. However, the union local’s website said members voted 664-595 in favor of the pact.

Goodyear said it would offer up to 224 buyouts, Brewington told…

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