According to local Goodyear plant spokesman Whitney Watson, a tentative agreement with the Topeka Goodyear plant had been reached as of noon Friday. USW Local 307 had set a deadline of 1pm Friday to reach an agreement on the local portion of its labor contract. The plant employs more than 1500 workers, with about 1400 of them being union workers.
This is a statement provided Whitney Watson provided to Kansas First News:
"The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Topeka, KS plant and the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 307 have reached a tentative agreement on a new local contract. Ratification votes will be scheduled at the facility in the near future. Neither the company nor the local union will discuss details of the proposed agreement until union members at the plant have an opportunity to review the material. Goodyear has reached local agreements with five out of the six plants included in the Master contract. Those five plants are located in Akron, OH; Buffalo, NY; Fayetteville, NC; Gadsden, AL and Topeka, KS."
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