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07/30/03 - Smith County

Goodyear and Steelworkers Union Head Back to Bargaining Table

After spending a month in a deadlock with no where to turn, Kelly Springfield union members and parent company, Goodyear are going back to the table.

The two parties will be back at the table Monday, says Ed Moore a spokesperson for the local United Steelworkers Union of a America.

Round two comes a month after union members walked away from the table, saying Goodyear's proposed contract failed to ensure the plant's survival and threatened retiree health benefits.

In early July, national negotiator, Andrew Palm said the union would not go back to the table unless Goodyear put an acceptable contract on the table.

A union spokesperson says they believe Goodyear is ready to make a move toward resolution, but they won't know until negotiations start back up.

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