AKRON (Nov. 9, 2006) — Goodyear will make available on the Web its latest offer to striking United Steelworkers (USW) employees in a bid to make sure the “contents are crystal clear.”
In a third quarter conference call with investors, Goodyear Chairman and CEO Robert Keegan said the posting Nov. 9 at www.goodyearnegotiations.com is also in part driven by requests from the union members themselves for information about the offer.
Mr. Keegan said Goodyear has incurred about $30 million to $35 million a week in lost operating income related to the month-old strike at 16 North American plants involving about 15,000 employees.
He also reiterated that Goodyear will continue supplying tires and engineered products with salaried and temporary workers at the union plants and running non-union plants at full capacity while importing goods from its overseas operations.
“Our goal quite simply remains getting a contract that is fair to Goodyear and fair to workers,” he said.