DES MOINES, Iowa — Work will continue at Firestone's tire manufacturing plants in Iowa, Arkansas, Illinois and Tennessee thanks to a tentative contract agreement.
Steelworkers at the Des Moines Firestone tire manufacturing plant have reached a tentative contract agreement, averting a strike.
The Des Moines Register reports that steelworkers reached a tentative agreement with Firestone and its Bridgestone parent company on Friday. But details of the contract weren't expected to be available before Monday.
Dan Kelley with the union's Des Moines-based Local 310 says it's a relief to have an agreement in place.
But a majority of the roughly 3,500 workers covered by the new contract will have to approve it before it takes effect.