USW Local 310L Des Moines, IA

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

UPDATE 4/1/2020: The plant shutdown has been extended a week, scheduled for an April 13 staggered startup. The startup will follow the same schedule as before. We will post the updated schedule as soon as we receive it from the company.

We have put together a guide to help answer some of the frequently asked questions regarding filing for unemployment during the temporary plant shutdown.

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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.

Here is an update from President Vonk concerning the latest on the temporary plant closure. Click to read.

PDF iconPresident Vonk Letter.pdf

President Vonk's letter to members regarding temporary plant closure due to COVID-19.

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