Deal reached at Goodyear to avoid strike

July 28, 2013 8:15:41 AM PDT
Members of the United Steel Workers Union and Goodyear Tire Company reached a deal Saturday night to avoid an employee strike.

Officials reached a tentative agreement for a new two-year contract at 9:59 p.m.

The contract will cover close to 2,000 union workers at the Fayetteville Goodyear Tire Plant.

Local Union President Vice President Terry Jackson says the Local Union's Policy Committee says the new contract is one both sides can live with.

Union workers will vote to ratify the new agreement sometime this coming week.

The Fayetteville plant employees about 2,000 workers and is the largest Radial Tire manufacturer in the country. They turn out 30,000 radial tires a day.

It is also the largest civilian employer in Cumberland County. Workers there are some of the highest paid in the region.

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