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Goodyear workers reach tentative contract
Medical benefits, wages among issues that will be voted on by 8,000 employees in coming weeks
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Goodyear Tire and Rubber workers nationwide will be voting on a new master contract. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports that the deal was reached this weekend just hours before the old contract expired.
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The tentative deal reached Saturday between Goodyear and the United Steelworkers would affect 8,000 people at six plants, including Akron.

The company and the union said last week they were still discussing medical benefits, pensions and wages. But Goodyear spokesman Ed Markey would provide no details.

“We reached a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers late Saturday evening. At this point, we will not have any further comments until the contract is ratified by USW membership.”

Markey says that process could take a couple weeks, with votes by each of the three shifts at the plants affected by the agreement. The other plants are in Buffalo, Virginia, North Carolina, Kansas and Alabama.
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