Cooper, USW reach tentative agreement at Texarkana plant

ERJ staff report (TB)

Findlay, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has reached a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 752L at its Texarkana, Arkansas, factory.

The union currently is working under an agreement that would not have expired until 2010.

“We were pleased at the cooperation with our union leadership in coming to the table early to help put Cooper Tire in a more competitive position,” said John Bodart, acting vice president of North American Tyre Operations. “This new contract will be factored…

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