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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 01:13 PM
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Don't buy Cooper Tires
Edited on Tue Nov-29-11 01:14 PM by safeinOhio
Findlay
Union to picket, file charge with national labor board
FINDLAY Picketing is expected to begin Tuesday by workers locked out of a Findlay factory by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
About 1,050 workers represented by the United Steelworkers were not permitted into the plant Monday the day after they rejected a tentative labor agreement that included pay cuts and higher insurance premiums. The nations fourth-largest tire manufacturer told arriving workers that the plant was on extended holiday shutdown, and later in the day issued a statement saying it would continue production using temporary workers.
The union said Monday night it would pursue unfair labor practice charges against the company with the National Labor Relations Board. Union District Director Dave McCall said the union is committed to negotiating a fair contract at the plant, which makes tires for pickup trucks.


Now bringing in out of state scabs. CEO gets millions in bonus.


://www.toledoblade.com/Retail/2011/11/29/Cooper-Tire-locks...
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 01:52 PM
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1. I just bought a set yesterday
Because they were American made :(
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:00 PM
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2. The Findlay plant makes truck tires.
They have, in recent years moved some operation to China and Mexico. Goodyear is an American company and there are several others.
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:01 PM
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3. I just bought a set 2 weeks ago
which I bought because they are union and American made.
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 03:14 PM
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4. and they were a few days ago.
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aka-chmeee Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 03:34 PM
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5. Goodyear did this 5 years ago
In Topeka, KS when struck by Steelworkers. Brought in desperate unemployed from all over and put them up in hotels while they attempted to build tires.
A tire is not just rubber poured into a mold...it is a complex assembly operating under extreme conditions and responsible not just for YOUR safety and your family's, but also the safety of everyone else on the road. I would certainly love to depend on the "skill" of a temporary worker, in most cases supervised by people who themselves never built a tire, ran a banbury, mill, extruder, calander, shear or any of the other equipment used in the process.
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