Cooper Tires http://wyso.org en Cooper Tire Workers Vote on Ohio Deal, Could End Lock-out http://wyso.org/post/cooper-tire-workers-vote-ohio-deal-could-end-lock-out <p>Union members at Cooper Tire in northwest Ohio are set to vote Monday on a tentative five-year agreement with the company that could end a months-long lockout.</p><p>More than 1,000 workers at the plant in Findlay were locked out in November. They had rejected an earlier contract offer, saying they were upset over proposed pay cuts and increased health care costs.</p><p>Multiple media outlets have reported that newer hires would be compensated differently than veteran workers under the proposed agreement.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:25:28 +0000 Associated Press 12098 at http://wyso.org Cooper Tire Workers Vote on Ohio Deal, Could End Lock-out Senator Brown Offers Help to End Cooper Tires Lockout http://wyso.org/post/senator-brown-offers-help-end-cooper-tires-lockout <p>Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has offered his help to end the more than month-old lockout at a Northwest Ohio tire plant.</p><p>Multiple news outlets report the Democrat gave a pep talk Monday to Cooper Tire workers gathered at a packed union hall in Findlay.</p><p>Brown says he knows the union members are eager to get back to work.</p><p>Cooper Tire &amp; Rubber is based in Findlay. In late November it locked out more than 1,000 union members at a factory in its hometown after workers voted down a tentative three-year &nbsp;contract.</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 16:06:00 +0000 Associated Press 9382 at http://wyso.org