USW Workers Ratify Goodyear Contract

The United Steelworkers (USW) announced that workers overwhelmingly ratified a new four-year agreement covering about10,000 union members at seven Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. plants, including the plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The new pact provides job security and maintains quality, affordable health care for the union members. It also provides for a commitment by Goodyear to invest $600 million in the plants, keeping them up to date and globally competitive.