GADSDEN, Ala.—The United Steelworkers Goodyear policy committee met in Gadsden to discuss items of importance for the next master contract negotiations to be conducted in the summer of 2017.
The USW 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 of 2015.
The committee 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 committee intends to visit USW Local 831 in Danville, Va., in June and USW Local 2 in Akron in August and USW Local 959 in Fayetteville, N.C., in March 2017.