USW-clLocal 959 was originally chartered by the United Rubber Workers on December 10, 1972. It became a United Steelworkers of America local on July 1, 1995, when the two unions merged. Today, Local 959 represents approximately 2000 workers at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is one of the region’s largest union chapters.

Local 959’s mission is to bargain collectively on behalf of plant workers to increase wages and benefits, raise their standard of living, and ensure safe working conditions.