Steelworkers vote to keep Goodyear plant

FAYETTEVILLE The United Steelworkers voted late Friday night to approve a contract that keeps several factories open, including their Fayetteville plant.

Other protected plants include: Akron, Ohio; Gadsden, Ala.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Topeka, Kan.; and Danville, Va.

The contract also calls for Goodyear to invest 600 million at the plants.

Officials with the company said the previous labor agreement expired July 18 and was twice extended before the settlement was reached. The new agreement will take effect Sept. 21.

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