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Goodyear clarifies policy on MAGA,
pro-police gear after Trump boycott

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Posted By: DVC, 8/20/2020 5:14:53 PM

Goodyear clarified its policy on acceptable workplace attire on Thursday, one day after reports that one of its facilities in Topeka, Kansas had banned “Make America Great Again” and “Blue Lives Matter” apparel which prompted President Trump to call for a boycott of the Ohio-based company. Goodyear Chairman and CEO Rich Kramer said the slide from a presentation at the Topeka plant “was not approved or distributed by Goodyear Corporate or anyone outside of that facility.” The company has clarified its policy to inform employees that they can “express support for law enforcement through apparel at Goodyear facilities," but are asked to "refrain" from wearing apparel of a political nature.


MAGA gear still banned, but not clear whether BLM gear or LGBT gear is still OK.
More winning. Probably.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nashman 8/20/2020 5:25:40 PM (No. 515923)
And I'm still never buying Goodyear again. They are toast with me and everyone I know, for that matter.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/20/2020 5:28:43 PM (No. 515924)
So as far as Goodyear is concerned Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter are about the same thing. Wear what you want as long as it doesn't affect the bottom line. Then again it's not the police looting Chicago's expensive stores, is it. Goodyear, Up Yours.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sam1 8/20/2020 5:33:00 PM (No. 515926)
Word salad clarification. Damage is done... stock took a huge hit, and a lot of ppl will never buy Goodyear in the future.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/20/2020 5:47:43 PM (No. 515934)
TOO LATE. We're tired of companies toeing the line for the either LOVE AMERICA or you Love Leftists, it's that simple. Grow a set of Cahones and tell the Leftists to pound sand...OR you will lose so much money you will be UNEMPLOYED! Got IT? I, as an American and a Veteran am sick and tired of YOU COMMUNISTS trying to run down and take over MY Country. Either you get right in the head or get the hell out!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rumblehog 8/20/2020 5:49:56 PM (No. 515936)
Some Goodyear stores are corporate owned, others are privately owned. The distinction should be made in the story, but in the end the corporate image is damaged when stuff like this happens.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: SavageRider 8/20/2020 5:58:02 PM (No. 515941)
If Goodyear doesn't support Make America Great Again, I don't want to support Goodyear. I don't care if a candidate uses that phrase, the idea that you can't wear something saying Make America Great Again is offputting.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ribicon 8/20/2020 5:58:30 PM (No. 515942)
"Nuance"; go tell it to Chick-Fil-A. If their leaders are too dense to grasp that Gay Pride and especially BLACK LIVES MATTER are overtly Marxist political movements, then I have no use for their tires. Banned from this household, no problem.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/20/2020 5:58:30 PM (No. 515943)
It's a bit like Chicago. They can loot the poor neighborhoods with impunity and a few people will get upset. Not those in the board room mind you, just middle management. So don't boycott Goodyear products, SELL YOUR STOCK. If they trash RICH Chicago the mayor (Lori with an I ) starts paying attention.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: pros7767 8/20/2020 5:59:35 PM (No. 515945)
Here's a hint! Before you hire a company for "diversity training", find out what they are going to say! Stop the PC nonsense as you have no idea what they are instructing.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper 8/20/2020 6:07:07 PM (No. 515949)
More companies need to follow the Trader Joe's example.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bassman 8/20/2020 6:07:56 PM (No. 515950)
Article with audio just posted on The Liberty Daily that proves that Goodyear is not telling the truth.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 8/20/2020 6:08:48 PM (No. 515951)
Goodyear and their diversity training can GTH I served for liberty and feeedom 67-71 Not for BLM and America haters Continental for my car Pirelli for my wife’s car I too am a veteran sick of pc and diversity Veterans for Trump 2016-2024
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Falconer 8/20/2020 6:09:51 PM (No. 515952)
Goodyear is dead to me.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball 8/20/2020 6:10:15 PM (No. 515953)
Too late, dirtbags.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bgarrett 8/20/2020 6:11:34 PM (No. 515954)
Lots of weasel words. Goodyear will not be forgiven
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Reply 16 - Posted by: padiva 8/20/2020 6:14:48 PM (No. 515955)
I guess Goodyear has not had any or very many stores destroyed. I guess Goodyear tires don't count as 'reparations.' /s
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Reply 17 - Posted by: PageTurner 8/20/2020 6:36:06 PM (No. 515963)
Hey Goodyear. I'm buying Michelin until you start donating money to families of fallen officers in the line of duty and making reparations to please our people. It's time to kowtow, fast.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: lakerman1 8/20/2020 6:41:48 PM (No. 515965)
i first was exposed to 'diversity training' in an MBA class, 1968. the guest speaker was employed as a trainer for GE, and it was not called diversity training,' but was instead training to help understand how to hire and help make black employees successful at GE. The fundamental message was that individuals from different sub-cultures sometimes saw things differently in the workplace. the speaker's visual aid was a small prism, which was handed around to the students. note that the organization did not have to bend to the will of the black employees, just stressed trying to understand them. modern diversity training is like placing a foot on the neck of the organization, which will always practice implicit racism, no matter what they do. It is a never win situation for the organization, with perpetual dimness falling upon them..
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Reply 19 - Posted by: udanja99 8/20/2020 6:42:48 PM (No. 515966)
I didn’t see anything in the article about the person who made and showed the slide being fired. Until that happens and an apology is issued we should still consider Goodyear and Kramer to be lying to us. Even if they do both, we should still buy from other companies.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 8/20/2020 6:46:48 PM (No. 515970)
Unless some diversity trainer lost their job over this, I cannot take this seriously. This is a very serious and costly miscommunication. Were I a stock holder, I would demand accountability.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/20/2020 6:50:36 PM (No. 515977)
Every workplace gets the choice to say what is acceptable attire and what is not in the office, plant or showroom. The president doesn't get a vote. As much as I like Donald Trump, no way can he dictate to me where I buy tires for my car. When our state offices began to say what we could wear and what we couldn't, I chose to keep on keeping on with my business attire. I know how quickly someone will be given an inch and take a mile or two. I will buy Goodyear, if the price suits me. I can't see putting American workers out of a job just because of some snotty politics.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: DVC 8/20/2020 7:17:57 PM (No. 515992)
#21, Michelin North America operates 20 plants and employs over 22,000 Americans in those plants. Just shifting from one US plant to another if you switch from Goodyear to Michelin.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: curious1 8/20/2020 7:24:01 PM (No. 515997)
Isn't Goodyear owned by a German firm, now?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: chase9365 8/20/2020 7:25:05 PM (No. 516000)
Soooo, has the guy or gal who infringed on our constitutional rights been fired? Still waiting on the name of offender or offenders. Until then NO GOODYEAR.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Mauigirl 8/20/2020 7:32:42 PM (No. 516004)
Goodyear needs a better spokesman. Colin Kaepernick might be available if he isn't too busy shilling for Nike.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Merlin251 8/20/2020 7:33:33 PM (No. 516005)
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!!! Stick with manufacturing and selling tires. I will no longer support Badyear!!!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai 8/20/2020 7:38:30 PM (No. 516010)
Thank you #11 fir the info. I just listened for myself and my 760HP American muscle car will never see goodyears on it.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: worried 8/20/2020 7:38:45 PM (No. 516011)
It wasn't us (corporate)! It was some other guy! Yeah, and my check is in the mail, and there is a Santa Claus. Apologize all you want, but the horse is out of the barn, and words won't bring it back.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/20/2020 7:58:31 PM (No. 516024)
I'll be a whole lot of Code of Conduct training sessions will be launched soon at this publicly traded company.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Namma 8/20/2020 8:01:46 PM (No. 516025)
If I remember correctly the left said to boycott Goya Foods. And they did.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: DVC 8/20/2020 8:13:37 PM (No. 516030)
BlackRock, run by extreme leftist Larry Fink, owns the largest block of Goodyear stock. I divested from several BlackRock funds earlier this year because of Fink's extreme politics. I wonder if Fink is putting pressure on Goodyear management.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: bighambone 8/20/2020 8:14:07 PM (No. 516033)
If Goodyear starts to see a slowdown in their customer base and tire sales after that political fiasco that went public apparently created by some manager in that particular tire factory in Kansas, you can bet that there is going to be a big Goodyear skid mark where that manager’s rear end hits the road as he is fired by Goodyear. Those corporations are really stupid to get involved in politics, as whatever side they take is going to cause them to loose customers who support the opposite political persuasion. In this instance, chances are the Goodyear plant management calculated that the employees who were showing that they supported the Black Lives Matters (BLM) movement were more prone to create sabotage and violence inside the plant, and possibly injure other employees, than employees supporting the Blue Lives Matter concept. That thinking probably came about from the rioting, arson, and looting that management observed the BLM create on the streets of some cities, and decided to take what they thought was the path to the least chance of violence and unrest in the plant by allowing BLM recognition, and shutting down the obviously more peaceful employees and concepts throughout that plant.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: raspberry 8/20/2020 8:15:45 PM (No. 516035)
When I bought tires at a Goodyear store the were Michelin.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: 4Justice 8/20/2020 8:16:56 PM (No. 516036)
Goodyear not only lied but is hypocritical. BLM and LGBTQ are BOTH political. Those should NOT be acceptable if their policy is what they stated.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: 4Justice 8/20/2020 8:22:19 PM (No. 516038)
#21 the President wasn't dictating anything. He made a suggestion and then said the people can decide what to do. And yes, Goodyear said no political gear, yet they allow political BLM and LGBTQ. Is a few dollars saved that important?
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Sonofsoldier 8/20/2020 9:03:18 PM (No. 516051)
I was Looking at a set of Goodyear Wranglers for my Chevy SIlverado 1500 But since this I think I will get the Cooper Discovers instead.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Log Cabin Preacher 8/20/2020 9:18:08 PM (No. 516060)
I'm so glad I was planning on replacing my tires soon, so I can purposefully NOT buy Goodyear
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Reply 38 - Posted by: BGray2 8/20/2020 9:18:19 PM (No. 516061)
My Dodge Nitro came with a set of Goodyear Wranglers. They lasted around 80K miles and I hated them for every single one of those miles. Worst tires I have ever ridden on. I couldn't wait for them to wear out. If I wasn't so cheap, I would have tossed them in the trash.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Dipi 8/20/2020 10:29:57 PM (No. 516096)
It is funny to see how these corporations backtrack when it affects their bottom line.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: cold porridge 8/20/2020 10:40:39 PM (No. 516103)
Too late Goodyear, you wouldn't have even gone that far if no one spoke up. You can go to Hades.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Heraclitus 8/20/2020 11:59:41 PM (No. 516135)
Since it's usually the Trump supporter who is set upon by thugs of a different political persuasion, perhaps the HR department was trying to be thoughtful and benevolent in eliminating the source of and instigator of tensions in the workplace. ...nah If people haven't figured out yet that the Left is ALWAYS tyrannical and dictatorial and micromanages everything and everyone and ALWAYS fails at it, requiring greater and more extensive powers and more ruthless tactics, then they are abysmally ignorant (to put it nicely).
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Reply 42 - Posted by: DVC 8/21/2020 12:30:28 AM (No. 516155)
Fire somebody to show that you actually MEAN it.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: DVC 8/21/2020 12:33:47 AM (No. 516156)
#36, I have had the Michelin LTXs on my F150 for about 4 years. Great tires.
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