Bridgestone-Firestone Announces Layoffs at Des Moines Tractor Tire Plant

Jun 13, 2024

Bridgestone-Firestone announced June 6 it would be cutting jobs at its Des Moines, Iowa, plant, reports the Des Moines Register. According to the report, most of the company's tractor tires are made at that plant. This is the first layoff at the plant since 1990. 

According to the paper: It declined to say how many, but Keenan Bell, president of the United Steelworkers Union 310L, which represents the plant's production workers, said the company told employees the layoffs, effective July 5, affect all with two or fewer years of seniority. Union rolls show 118 of the plant's 900 workers fall into that category. Bell said.

In a statement to the Des Moines Register, the company said:

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