Workers reject unionisation at Cooper’s Georgia tyre plant

Albany, Georgia — Hourly employees at Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s Albany tyre plant have voted down a unionisation attempt by the United Steelworkers.

The vote was 755 against the union and 465 for, with seven challenges, according to USW Organiser Lugertha Sharpley, who led the campaign in Albany. Workers voted in sessions June 7-8 at the Cooper facility.

Organisers must wait one year to hold another election for the Albany workers, but the USW can start a new campaign whenever it wants, she said.

The USW–then the…

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