September 23, 2020

Alabama Goodyear plant to cut more than 100 jobs, union says

More than 100 workers at a Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in Alabama have been laid off, a union official said.

The 105 layoffs happened Friday at the Gadsden plant, United Steelworkers Local 12 President Mickey Williams said.

The job losses bring the workforce at the plant down to 411 employees, he said.

“The Goodyear-Gadsden plant is rightsizing staffing levels to accommodate an adjusted production schedule, following recent voluntary buyouts for union associates,” Goodyear representative Barbara Hatala said in an email to The Gadsden Times.

In December, more than 700 workers took voluntary buyouts offered by Ohio-based Goodyear.