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September 1972
First employees hired at Firestone LaVergne
Production employees were non-union
All production were considered salaried and paid twice per month
Wages were less than $600 per month
Annual raises were given over a 3 month period and your supervisor determined the amount and the month that you received it.

June 12, 1979
United Rubber Workers Local 1055 was charted 
July 16, 1979
Firestone recognized the URW

September 10, 1979
First strike, lasted three months

January 10, 1983
Bridgestone assumed ownership of LaVergne plant

PSR was built

June 1995
URW International merged with the United Steelworkers of America


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