Deadline Looms For Goodyear, Union Members

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A deadline for a possible strike is looming for Goodyear and its union members.

Steelworkers Local 307 issued a 72-hour notice earlier this week. It expires at 1:00 p.m. Friday.

Both Local 307 President Robert Tripp and Topeka Plant Spokesperson Whitney Watson say both sides continue working to reach agreement on their local contract.

A master contract covering six Goodyear plans was approved this summer -- but separate agreements spell out specifics for each location.

Tripp says that includes things like work rules, scheduling and vacation language.

Watson says four plants have approved their local agreements -- Topeka and Danville, Virginia have not.

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