TITLE

Tire workers left out in the cold by globalization trend

PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Rubber & Plastics News;12/14/2009, Vol. 39 Issue 10, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article informs that a contract ratification by United Steelworkers Local 1055 members at Bridgestone Americas Inc.'s LaVergne, Tennessee, tire plant has approved wage cut of workers by 2.50 dollars an hour. Bridgestone Americas has assured workers that plant will remain open through the life of the four-year master contract in lieu of the compensation cut. It is stated that workers will have to accept a reduced standard of living to keep their job intact and to remain globally competitive.
ACCESSION #
47410724

 

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