UPDATE: A “tentative agreement” on a contract has been reached between Goodyear and the local union, according to A.J Stattelman with United Steelworkers Local 307.

Stattelman, the VP of the Goodyear Union, said no other details were available as of 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 30.

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Contract negotiations between Goodyear and a local union have been going on for over a month.

As of 4:44 p.m., the contract has been extended for 24 hours, according to A.J. Stattelman with United Steelworkers Local 307. If an agreement hadn’t been reached by 5 p.m. Friday, July 29, the United Steelworkers Local 307 planned to go on strike.

The union is clear with what they want from the contract negotiations.

“If we had a theme for it, it would be one contract for all. We would have competitive wages for everyone. We would have health benefits for everyone. And we would have retirement benefits for everyone.”


The following is a statement sent to 27 News by a Goodyear representative:

Formal collective bargaining negotiations between Goodyear and the United Steelworkers continue. The contract expires at 6 p.m. (ET), July 29. Throughout the negotiations, we’ve had a goal of reaching an agreement that positions both Goodyear and the United Steelworkers for long-term success. We have approached the negotiation process in good faith and with the intent to get a new contract. We prefer not to discuss specific issues outside the bargaining process.

Barbara Hatala, Operations & Non-Wired Communications Manager with Goodyear

This is a developing story, and we will provide updates throughout the evening.