The Future for Kelly Springfield Workers

By: Chrystina Head
By: Chrystina Head

The union is doing their part to address the concerns of union members and retirees as well as keep them informed on the latest developments. Right now Kelly Springfield employees are on a day-to-day contract.

Kelly Springfield union workers are in good spirits as they rally to celebrate American made tire production. This was also a chance to get briefed on negotiations. Workers future with the company seems to be uncertain, but union officials and employees hold out hope that some sort of agreement will be reached soon.

Nearly 800 workers have been working on a day-to-day contract since April. Some say they're willing to work this way for as long as it takes to come up with a fair offer.

But others are not as comfortable living with such uncertainty.

Union President Steve Vanderhayden says the unions main concern is job security. He wants Goodyear to know how important Kelly Springfield is to the Freeport community.


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