Ohio Workers In Lockout File Unfair Labor Charge

Cooper Tire union labor
Cooper Tire union labor

By John Seewer

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Factory workers who have been locked out for over a week accused Cooper Tire of unfair labor practices, accusing the company of asking them to approve a contract without knowing how much money they would be making.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. locked out about 1,000 workers at its plant in Findlay on Nov. 28, a day after union members voted down a tentative three-year agreement. The company has brought in temporary workers to keep the plant operating and prevent a work stoppage at its factory in Texarkana, Ark.