Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced Thursday the United Steelworkers union had ratified a new five-year labor contract.
The master contract covers nearly 7,000 workers at five Goodyear plants, including Danville. The other plants are in Akron, Ohio; Fayetteville, North Carolina; Gadsden, Alabama; and Topeka, Kansas.
Goodyear’s Danville facility employs about 2,200 workers, making it the largest private employer in the city. The plant manufactures aviation and specialty tires, and operates on three shifts. About 2,000 employees are represented by Local 831 of the United Steelworkers of America.
“We are pleased with the overwhelming approval of USW members on our contract, building on the strong partnership that Goodyear and the union have established over many years,” Jim Allen, Goodyear’s vice president, global labor relations, wrote in a statement posted online.
Goodyear and the union began negotiating for a new labor agreement in June, and a tentative agreement was reached on July 29.
Goodyear did not disclose the details of the contract.