Steelworkers' National Day of Action Targets Cooper Tire Retailers

Jan 13, 2012, 13:43 ET from United Steelworkers (USW)


Union to Educate Tire Buyers and Sellers at Over 125 Locations

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that on Sat., Jan. 14, 2012, thousands of union members and supporters throughout the country will be distributing information about Cooper Tire's unfair and illegal lockout of 1,050 Findlay, Ohio workers at over 125 retail tire stores and service centers throughout the country.

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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 asking CEO Roy Armes and North American President Chris Ostrander to end the lockout and return to the bargaining table to negotiate with the USW in good faith for a fair contract in Findlay.

Store actions will take place nationwide and include five locations in Findlay alone. Other cities include Nashville, Tenn.; Madison, Wis.; Danville, Va.; and Merrillville, Ind.

The USW represents about 850,000 working men and women in the United States and Canada in a wide variety of industries, ranging from glass making to mining, paper, steel, tire and rubber and other manufacturing environments to the public sector, service and health care industries.

NOTE:  Contact (or via telephone below) for details of specific actions in your area.

Who:                    USW members and supporters
What:                   National Day of Action to support locked-out Cooper Tire workers in Findlay, Ohio
When:                  Saturday, Jan., 14, 2012 – Times will vary by location.
Where:                Over 125 confirmed locations nationwide. Others will be added.

More information, contact: Tony Montana, USW – 412-562-2592



SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)