USW Local 310L Des Moines, IA

We represent the hard-working employees of the Bridgestone-Firestone Agricultural Tire Plant in Des Moines, IA.

On May 13, 2020, the USW announced its endorsement of Joe Biden for President. You can follow the link to watch a video from International President Tom Conway, explaining the process for this endorsement. You can also see the answers that Biden gave to USW's Candidate Questionairre. Donald Trump was offered the opportunity to provide answers as well, and did not return the questionairre.

https://www.uswvoices.org/endorsed-candidates/joe-biden

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Recent News

USW Rapid Response is asking for action on two bills. You can read about these issues here. Please take a moment to email and call your legislators. Urge them to cosponsor both of these critical bills!

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PDF icon President Vonk 5/4/2020

UPDATE 5/22/2020: CVS will be ending the early refill accomodation on June 15.

We have inquired with the Company about any special accommodations being made for prescription refills during the COVID-19 crisis. We received the following information.

I received an email from plant manager Greg Halford this morning in regard to warehouse inventory. The email says that "After one week of shutdown, the Des Moines warehouse inventory has dropped 5% on units, or approximately 13,000 tires. That's the good news, customers continue to buy our tires." Greg also says that this is a pretty substantial drop in 7 days. Hopefully the trend continues, but it could eventually impact critical sizes. I just wasted to share with you all that we are selling tires and for the folks in the warehouse it has been business as usual.

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