Union: 'Voting will be done by April 25'

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The United Steelworkers say the ratification process for their tentative labor agreement with Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC (BFNT) will be completed by April 25.

Ron Hoover, executive vice president of the union's Rubber and Plastic Industry Conference, says the tentative deal follows the pattern established in the union's contracts with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Michelin North America Inc.

"Details of the proposed agreement are being withheld pending the printing of summaries and informational meetings at each location where membership will be brought up-to-date and be able to ask questions before ratification votes take place," say union officials.

BFNT announced it had reached a tentative agreement with the Steelworkers earlier this week.

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