Goodyear, Strikers Reach Tentative Deal

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and a union representing about 12,600 union workers in the U.S. said they tentatively agreed Friday to a new contract that would end an 11-week strike over health care benefits and ... Full Story
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“Hit the Red Knucklehead! ”

Since: Dec 06

Bangkok

#1 Dec 25, 2006
YES! EXACTLY AS PREDICTED, THE UNION HAS BOUGHT THE COMPANY TO ITS KNEES BEGGING! I SAY HOLD OUT FOR A SIGNING BONUS!
Bryan

Chicago, IL

#2 Dec 25, 2006
And 5 Million in incentives over 3 years. And a subscription to ESPN The Magazine.
just me

New York, NY

#3 Dec 25, 2006
I'm from Canada we have been lost in the fight . go to www.badyear.com and read whats in it for us.

“Hit the Red Knucklehead! ”

Since: Dec 06

Bangkok

#4 Dec 26, 2006
just me wrote:
I'm from Canada we have been lost in the fight . go to www.badyear.com and read whats in it for us.
Well. you Canadians should be okay, you get a bunch of free stuff anyway. The strike is mainly to support US plants, and if you guys have to take the hit for us so be it. Thanks for the support!
just me

New York, NY

#5 Dec 26, 2006
Robbin Marks wrote:
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Well. you Canadians should be okay, you get a bunch of free stuff anyway. The strike is mainly to support US plants, and if you guys have to take the hit for us so be it. Thanks for the support!
Just to say Thanks I will remeber this for the next time. If you only know . Have a Good New years anyway. Your contract my not be as good as you think .
Froggyheaven01

AOL

#6 Dec 26, 2006
just me wrote:
<quoted text>Just to say Thanks I will remeber this for the next time. If you only know . Have a Good New years anyway. Your contract my not be as good as you think .
I guess I don't understand why you guys are not getting the same contract, you went out on strike just like we did in support, why is it that there are two set of standards? I understand that you all have different medical, but as far as the jobs and security goes I thought it was the same. Not fair to you. I hope that you did have a good Christmas and will have a Good New Years. I will go now and read the link on your above post, maybe then I will understand. God Bless you and yours.
xyzjkl

AOL

#7 Dec 26, 2006
just me, do you notice that no one is responding to you or to the point at hand. lots of big talk until they got their contract, now not one word when Canada need support. Everyone in Canada should demand that you go under a different Union, these people are not going to help you. Their ONE DAY LONGER was just for them. SOLIDARITY means get what they want- and as far as BROTHERS AND SISTERS Ha Ha. They were glad to take your help but now they are no where to be found. Good luck I hope I am wrong but I don't think so.
union and proud

United States

#8 Dec 26, 2006
xyzjkl wrote:
just me, do you notice that no one is responding to you or to the point at hand. lots of big talk until they got their contract, now not one word when Canada need support. Everyone in Canada should demand that you go under a different Union, these people are not going to help you. Their ONE DAY LONGER was just for them. SOLIDARITY means get what they want- and as far as BROTHERS AND SISTERS Ha Ha. They were glad to take your help but now they are no where to be found. Good luck I hope

I am wrong but I don't think so.
i can't speak for others, but i do support ALL our USWA workers. I'm not that familiar with the plants in Canada.I don't know anything about your contract. i will try and find out and let you know if I can. Good luck!I do know you guys have national health care, but that's about all I know.
proud union worker

Orillia, Canada

#9 Dec 26, 2006
Froggyheaven01 wrote:
<quoted text>I guess I don't understand why you guys are not getting the same contract, you went out on strike just like we did in support, why is it that there are two set of standards? I understand that you all have different medical, but as far as the jobs and security goes I thought it was the same. Not fair to you. I hope that you did have a good Christmas and will have a Good New Years. I will go now and read the link on your above post, maybe then I will understand. God Bless you and yours.
i had an awesome christmas and hope to have the best new year despite the news
what a mess to come home to!!!
we have no job security at all
that is all we went out for
so after 3 months on the picket line
we took one step forward and have gone a marathon
backward
just hearing rumours but it sounds like the original offer from back in the spring with almost half the plant being let go
just lost a whole lot of respect and trust in the international
proud union worker

Orillia, Canada

#10 Dec 26, 2006
union and proud wrote:
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i can't speak for others, but i do support ALL our USWA workers. I'm not that familiar with the plants in Canada.I don't know anything about your contract. i will try and find out and let you know if I can. Good luck!I do know you guys have national health care, but that's about all I know.
yep, we have national health care, just no jobs now
proud union worker

Orillia, Canada

#11 Dec 26, 2006
xyzjkl wrote:
just me, do you notice that no one is responding to you or to the point at hand. lots of big talk until they got their contract, now not one word when Canada need support. Everyone in Canada should demand that you go under a different Union, these people are not going to help you. Their ONE DAY LONGER was just for them. SOLIDARITY means get what they want- and as far as BROTHERS AND SISTERS Ha Ha. They were glad to take your help but now they are no where to be found. Good luck I hope I am wrong but I don't think so.
god, how i hope you are wrong but my gut tells me different
just another of life's lessons
we will go forward with our heads held high knowing that we stood for what we believed in
even if we get screwed over in the end, we did what we thought we had to do to save our jobs
i guess, ultimately, they were going one way or another
this just happened to speed up the process, and now we can get on with our lives
there will be life after goodyear
Tooldtocare

Tyler, TX

#12 Dec 26, 2006
xyzjkl wrote:
just me, do you notice that no one is responding to you or to the point at hand. lots of big talk until they got their contract, now not one word when Canada need support. Everyone in Canada should demand that you go under a different Union, these people are not going to help you. Their ONE DAY LONGER was just for them. SOLIDARITY means get what they want- and as far as BROTHERS AND SISTERS Ha Ha. They were glad to take your help but now they are no where to be found. Good luck I hope I am wrong but I don't think so.
I hope that is not the case. We are trying not to feel that way here in Tyler even though I know that many were willing to toss us to the wolves to get an agreement. We still believe the negotiators did as well as they could for us. If I were you I would vote No and send the negotiators back to the table, if the best deal they present includes permanent plant closures.
xyzjkl

AOL

#13 Dec 26, 2006
are you going to vote NO to help Canada?
just me

New York, NY

#14 Dec 26, 2006
union and proud wrote:
<quoted text>
i can't speak for others, but i do support ALL our USWA workers. I'm not that familiar with the plants in Canada.I don't know anything about your contract. i will try and find out and let you know if I can. Good luck!I do know you guys have national health care, but that's about all I know.
go to www.badyear.com
they want to shut a goodyear plant down in Toronto , massive layoff in Collingwood and other plants in Toronto and OwenSound will also have lay offs , no plant security either.I know that in Canada we voted 100% to turn down contract for pensions and job security. So Goodyear has got us again .

“Hit the Red Knucklehead! ”

Since: Dec 06

Bangkok

#16 Dec 26, 2006
Tooldtocare wrote:
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I hope that is not the case. We are trying not to feel that way here in Tyler even though I know that many were willing to toss us to the wolves to get an agreement. We still believe the negotiators did as well as they could for us. If I were you I would vote No and send the negotiators back to the table, if the best deal they present includes permanent plant closures.
This is funny, I am sure how you “feel” in Tyler will help the Canadian members feed their families. As far as the contract, it’s the same piece of crap except that Tyler gets an extra six months and a little better funding for the retiree health plan. They could have got that in the first week of negotiations. Are your really just a PR agent for the USW? Sheesh!
Husband on Strike

Phelps, NY

#17 Dec 26, 2006
I personally don't understand why the USW is letting Goodyear get away with closing down the Canadian plant and mass layoffs.

I thought all plants had job security except for the Tyler Plant.

Why are we even voting on a contract if they are giving them some a crummy deal? I don't get why the Union is not holding Goodyear accountable to both contracts in the US and Canada???

I hope that this is not true.
icr1150

Buffalo, NY

#18 Dec 26, 2006
Robbin Marks wrote:
<quoted text>
Well. you Canadians should be okay, you get a bunch of free stuff anyway. The strike is mainly to support US plants, and if you guys have to take the hit for us so be it. Thanks for the support!
That's a perfect example of union solidarity !
Shame on you !!!
Gadsden striker

AOL

#19 Dec 26, 2006
Husband on Strike wrote:
I personally don't understand why the USW is letting Goodyear get away with closing down the Canadian plant and mass layoffs.
I thought all plants had job security except for the Tyler Plant.
Why are we even voting on a contract if they are giving them some a crummy deal? I don't get why the Union is not holding Goodyear accountable to both contracts in the US and Canada???
I hope that this is not true.
I asked about that at our meeting today and we were told that we all have the same contract to vote on. But when you read the contract closly it says nothing about Canada. The whole truth is not coming out here. I would like to know also why there are two different contracts.
proud union worker

Midland, Canada

#20 Dec 26, 2006
Gadsden striker wrote:
<quoted text>I asked about that at our meeting today and we were told that we all have the same contract to vote on. But when you read the contract closly it says nothing about Canada. The whole truth is not coming out here. I would like to know also why there are two different contracts.
we do not have, and have never had the same offer to vote on
go to goodyearnegotiations.com and check it out in frequently asked questions, it says right there that the offer is not for canada

we have always had a separate contract. our last contract was only a year and a half so we could get caught up with your master contract.
this was our first attempt to negotiate with them under the master contract. some of the goodyear plants went with us under the master, such as owen sound and toronto, while a couple of other plants went it alone, such as medicine hat and bowmanville.
goodyear told us right from the get go that they refused to talk to us under the master contract.

so we were totally left out of it and they sent our guys home with this piece of crap that we have to vote on thursday
oriley

Bristol, VA

#21 Dec 27, 2006
What's your point?

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