Union involved in Cooper labor dispute seeks support at tire stores

Jan. 1, 2020
In an effort to solicit added support for workers locked out of Cooper's Findlay, Ohio tire plant in a labor dispute, the United Steelworkers union (USW) conducted a Jan. 14 "National Day of Action" educational campaign at more than 125 tire stores a
In an effort to solicit added support for workers locked out of Cooper's Findlay, Ohio tire plant in a labor dispute, the United Steelworkers union (USW) conducted a Jan. 14 "National Day of Action" educational campaign at more than 125 tire stores and service centers throughout the country.

Onsite gatherings included five locations in Findlay alone. Other priority rallying points were in cities such as Nashville; Madison, Wis.; Danville, Va.; and Merrillville, Ind.

“The union is seeking to educate the tire-buying-and-selling public about the lockout at Cooper and to ask store owners and managers to sign onto a letter” directed at Cooper’s top executives and urging them to reach a negotiated settlement, according to USW spokesman Tony Montana.

The USW represents about 850,000 workers in the U.S. and Canada in a wide variety of industries, ranging from glass making to mining, paper, steel, tire and rubber and other manufacturing environments.

For more information, visit www.usw.org.

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