Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Goodyear, Steelworkers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement By Associated Press • Jul 31, 2017 The United Steelworkers Union and Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber have reached a tentative five-year contract agreement covering workers at plants in Ohio and four other states. SUPCUS Sides With Goodyear In Dispute Over Jury Award By Associated Press • Apr 21, 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber in a dispute over a 2.7 million dollar judgment the company and its lawyers were ordered to pay in a personal injury case. Goodyear, Union In Contract Talks By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Apr 30, 2013 Akron-based Goodyear and the United Steelworkers Union are negotiating new national contract covering 8 thousand tire workers at six plants. Goodyear One Family's Tradition By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Dec 27, 2012 In July 1898, F.A. Seiberling hired Ed Hippensteal to clean up an old strawboard factory in Akron to turn it into the first home of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.