News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

November 29, 2011

Lockout at Cooper Findlay

Filed under: General, Tires — Notch @ 5:45 pm

On Monday, November 28, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co announced that it locked out the unionized workforce at its Findlay, Ohio tire plant following “repeated attempts to extend its recently expired contract or reach agreement on a new long-term contract with United Steelworkers Local 207L (USW),” according to a press release from the company. Cooper plans to continue manufacturing operations at the Findlay facility with a temporary workforce during the lockout.

In its own press release on the lockout, the United Steelworkers (USW) condemned the decision, saying it had made a good faith offer to keep working while negotiations toward a new labor contract proceeded. USW District 1 Director Dave McCall said that he expects the union to pursue unlawful bargaining charges against Cooper with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and added that the union is still committed to negotiating a fair contract in Findlay.

Dates for future negotiations are currently being finalised.

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