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How Will The 'Goodyear' Families Get By?

When Richard Browning was on his way home early this afternoon, he got an unexpected call from his five year old Kelsey. She's the youngest of his three children.

"She called me on the phone, and asked me if I still had a job. That's tough," says Browning.

"They don't understand the strike. They don't understand what's going on, but they know that I don't have a job."

When he heard about the negotiations between Goodyear and the union a few months ago, he told his wife, Jennifer,  and they began planning for the worst.

"We quit eating out a couple months ago, and that was hard for the kids, 'Why can't we go out to eat?' It's scary. You know, you know you prepare, and you put money back, but the money can only go so far," says Jennifer.

Richard has some side jobs lined up to help them through the strike, but he says if it lasts any longer than two months, he'll have to find more stable work.

"I've considered the railroad. You know, we've talked about that," says Richard.

In their 17 years of marriage, Richard and Jennifer have been through a lot and say they will make it through this, too.

"You know, we've prayed about it, because nobody wins. Nobody wins.  In a situation like this, everybody loses."

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com

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