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Bridgestone workers likely avoid strike
Employees voting on new contract
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Bridgestone is one step closer to averting a strike as the local union’s executive committee has given the proposed contract settlement its nod.Members of the rank and file are casting their ballots on the contract this Tuesday through Friday. If it is approved by majority vote, the contract will go into effect.“The executive committee, which I am on, voted unanimously to recommend the contract,” said Van Tenpenny of Local 1155 United Steel Workers, which represents the 750 Bridgestone union workers at the Morrison plant.Union stewards were briefed about the contract before it was introduced to the workers this week. They conveyed what they learned to the workers to prepare them for the vote.