NASHVILLE, Tenn.-The ``corporate harassment campaign'' being waged by Rubber Workers union members is only helping the company reach record-setting sales, according to a Bridgestone/Firestone spokesman. BFS has made $29 million in 1994, $130 million in 1995, and is poised to earn $180 million this year. Its sales have increased 20-percent each of the past two years and the firm's market share continues to rise, he said.
``The first six months of this year have been our best ever-both in sales and earnings,'' he said. ``I think in many ways it's having a reverse impact on them.
``We had people coming into our stores (July 13) saying it's absurd that the Steelworkers are trying to make this kind of a fuss when they had the opportunity to earn $65,000 a year in wages and benefits.
``To the average man in Tennessee that's a lot of money, particularly if you work only 14 (12-hour) days a month.''