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A Goodyear Rule Hits The Skids


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A GOODYEAR RULE HITS THE SKIDS

Neatness counts at Goodyear's big nonunion tire plant in Lawton, Okla. In January, managers there posted a notice forbidding workers to read anything but company-related materials in the areas where they take their breaks. However, veteran quality inspector Michael Tenis protested the rule all the way up to Chairman Stanley Gault, calling it censorship and biased because it did not cover offices.

Now, Goodyear has backed down, saying that it hadonly wanted to keep canteen areas free of discarded newspapers and the like. The company says it invites its employees to express themselves. "This is the foundation of our open communication system," it says.EDITED BY HARRIS COLLINGWOOD


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