Goodyear - Closing Tyler (TX) plant, cutting 1,100 jobs (1 Viewer)

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Goodyear to close Texas plant, cut 1,100 jobs
Tire maker attempts tp reduce costs and improve competitive position
Updated: 10:54 a.m. CT Oct 30, 2006


AKRON, Ohio - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said on Monday that it plans to close a plant in Tyler, Texas, three weeks after workers at the plant and 15 others went on strike in part because of the tire maker’s plan to shut down the factory.

The move will eliminate about 1,100 jobs and is part of Goodyear’s strategy to end some of its private label tire business.

The plant, which opened in 1962, has produced approximately 25,000 passenger and light truck tires per day.

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What is the difference between a used tire and 365 used condoms?



















One is a goodyear and the other is a great year.
 

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Not good. Not good at all. That part of the state needs something beyond what was there prior to Goodyear setting up shop. This is really going to make Tyler have to tighten its belt.
 

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Those workers need to head over to Shreveport/Bossier and try to double their severance checks at the casino's...
 
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Those workers need to head over to Shreveport/Bossier and try to double their severance checks at the casino's...
They were on strike. Do you get a severance check if you're on strike?

Also, since they were on strike, that would explain why Bush wouldn't give a hoot what happened to them. Leftist, commie, union workers.
 

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Most union jobs are very well paid with great benefits. Under this administration profits are up and wages are down, and that's not going to change. If you're making $20+ an hour, it's probably not a good idea to strike.
 

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I thought they have quit striking some time ago - after they made a series of concessions that the company said was needed to keep the plant open.
 
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According to the MSNBC story...

More than 12,000 United Steelworkers members in Tyler and elsewhere in North America went on strike Oct. 5 after months of talks with the world’s third biggest tire maker. No new talks have been scheduled.

The United Steelworkers, which represents Goodyear workers, said the announcement to close the Tyler plant was a slap in the face, particularly because the union took pay cuts, job losses and other concessions in 2000 to help get the company back on track financially.
 

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