Rallies support Goodyear strikers

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The Steelworkers union, joined by other unions and community supporters, held national protests Dec. 16 at 168 Goodyear Tire stores to dramatize the fact that the profitable corporation forced 15,000 USW members to strike weeks ago. Key issues are company moves to break the union and to strip its retirees and their dependents of health care. Goodyear also wants to shut down its Tyler, Texas, plant, throwing 1,100 union workers on the unemployment lines and devastating the town. Above, Chicago Goodyear solidarity protest, PWW photo by Scott Marshall. See this week’s related story, “Striking Goodyear workers seek global support.”