These are competitive and fair proposals reached after many negotiating sessions, including around-the-clock bargaining as the deadline approached. There was much give and take, proving the bargaining process is the healthy way to build stronger relationships.
While compromise was required from the USWA and Bridgestone/Firestone,
neither has -- nor will -- compromise on any issue affecting product quality. We negotiated in good faith to create tentative agreements that we believe serve the best interests of our customers, our employees and our company. We will continue to work diligently to meet the needs of our customers. Production at all our facilities will continue uninterrupted while the ratification process proceeds.
Vice President Public Affairs