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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:22 AM
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Striking Goodyear workers OK contract
Plan creates health care fund for retirees

The union representing about 14,000 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. workers approved a new contract that includes plans to close a Texas tire factory and creates a $1 billion health care fund for retirees, the United Steelworkers said early Friday.

USW union members from 12 plants in 10 states, including about 1,400 laid off and inactive workers, voted Thursday night on the three-year agreement reached last week.

The contract was approved by a two-to-one margin, the union said. Exact totals were not released.
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:56 AM
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1. Both sides made compromises
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 08:57 AM by Omaha Steve
As a whole, the USW did what it could against another company sending good paying jobs to China. Without the USW, I'm sure most of Goodyear's US plants would close and move out.

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