Goodyear said the committee plans to visit each of the five master plants prior to negotiations. They visited Local 307L at the Topeka, Kan., plant in October 2015.
The Akron-based tire maker met with the officers, executive board and stewards of USW Local 12 at Gadsden to discuss general policy and specific issues to Local 12 and the Gadsden plant. They toured the plant and talked to members on the floor before discussing final agenda committee items.
The union's committee said it intends to visit USW Local 831 in Danville, Va., in June, USW Local 2 in Akron in August and USW Local 959 in Fayetteville, N.C., in March 2017.