The United Steelworkers union said it has reached new contract agreements with Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire. That being said it now appears as if a strike has been averted at the Bridgestone plant in La Vergne and elsewhere as well. The pact covers about 5,200 workers at eight plants. The Union said 52 percent of its membership at plants including LaVergne, Akron, Ohio, Noblesville, Indiana, Des Moines, Iowa, Russellville, Arkansas and Oklahoma City approved the master contract proposal reached April 4th.
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