Right after Thanksgiving, on November 28, 2011, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. locked out 1,050 members of USW Local 207L in Findlay, Ohio. These men and women offered to stay on the job as contract negotiations moved forward, but the company refused and kicked its longtime workers to the curb. Check out this video, sign our petition here urging Cooper Tire to end the lockout and please share this with all your friends and family via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
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The company wants to cry broke, but workers say it is greed – not need – that is driving the company’s campaign against workers. In 2008, when Cooper Tire was losing money, workers gave up $31 million in pay and benefits concessions to help their employer stay alive. But now that the company is raking in hundreds of millions of dollars in profit – and handing corporate executives millions of dollars in raises and bonuses – workers simply want a fair deal that recognizes their sacrifice. But Cooper Tire won’t hear it.
Now, with its longtime workers barricaded out of the plant, the company is trying to make its tires with a crew of out-of-state, inexperienced temporary replacement workers. Workers say the corporate greed is flat-out wrong, and they need our support to keep up the fight for a fair contract.
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