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USW reaches master contracts with three big U.S. tire makers
Votes are expected within two weeks on contracts that would run three and four years
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
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The United Steelworkers have reached tentative contracts with all three of the tire makers that used to be based in Akron.

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In all, some 15,000 U.S. employees of Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Bridgestone-Firestone and B.F. Goodrich will voting on the contracts over the next two weeks. They work at more a dozen plants around the country, including those that make racing tires in Akron.

The contracts are master deals, with some details left to negotiations by individual plants.

But overall, the contracts must be approved by a majority of employees at a majority of each company’s plants and neither the company nor the Steelworkers are saying much about the packages until the votes. On a Goodyear web site, the company acknowledges it is pushing to move from traditional pensions to defined contribution plans as well as for better production, more flexibility and to control medical costs.  The union has issued statements saying all three contracts are a step forward for union members.

The contracts would cover about 8,500 workers at Goodyear, 4,500 at Bridgestone and  2,400 at Goodrich. 

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