Tire workers left out in the cold by globalization trend

December 2009
Rubber & Plastics News;12/14/2009, Vol. 39 Issue 10, p8
Trade Publication
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.


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