Goodyear, Bridgestone, Sumitomo reach deal with US union

Akron, Ohio – The United Steelworkers union has reached tentative new five-year master labour contracts with Goodyear, Bridgestone Corp. and Sumitomo Rubber USA LLC.

A union spokesman confirmed via email that summaries of all three contracts are being prepared for the upcoming ratification meetings and from there the locals will schedule vote dates/times. He added that the process likely will take a couple of weeks.

Combined, the pacts cover more than 10,000 employees at 12 US facilities. Details of the new agreements were not released. The previous…

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