USWA sues to halt sale of Cooper-Standard

PITTSBURGH (Sept. 28)–The United Steelworkers of America has sued to delay or block the sale of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.´s Cooper-Standard Automotive group, saying labor contracts at four plants preclude a sale until new owners reach agreement with the union.

The USWA, which represents 1,500 workers at Cooper auto parts plants in Bowling Green, Ohio, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Eldorado, Ark., filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne.

The lawsuit comes just over a week after Cooper announced a $1.17 billion deal…

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