USW Local 12 History

Since the beginning Gadsden's economy centered around its importance as a port and warehouse city; from the late nineteenth century until the latter half of the twentieth century, Gadsden thrived as one of Alabama's major industrial and shipping centers.

Industry further expanded in 1929 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company constructed a plant in Gadsden.
At the turn of the twenty-first century it remained the largest employer in the county, with 2,550 workers.

Read the full history of Rubber Works in Gadsden, AL
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USW Local 12 Represents

  • Goodyear Gadsden
  • Family Savings Credit Union
  • B & C Tire Co.
  • WinSouth Credit Union

Contact USW Local 12

 United Steelworkers Local 12
110 Hoke Street
East Gadsden, AL 35903
Phone: (256) 546-4633
Fax: (256) 546-4636

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