Now the union is currently supplying vouchers to workers and a bonus of $100 for Christmas is planned. That's not a lot of money to live on. But the situation is getting worse when you read this report from Canada. I do implore that larger media take a look at the Goodyear strike from around the state. We are in trouble over here. On a more positive note, on Monday, retirees and the union are holding a Christmas party for the children of striking members who are in a financially dire place. This is important.
The price for continued coverage will jump under COBRA, a federal law allowing workers to remain covered while on strike or after leaving a company.
Goodyear says COBRA coverage will cost a family $1,000 a month.