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Cooper Tire's labor negotiations with Findlay workers seem stunted. What's more, Cooper seems to be in less of a rush to meet than the unionized Findlay workers.

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Rucrazy

United States

#1 Jan 6, 2012
The union seemed stunned? Ha,ha yall are dumber than I thought. Tell ya what, here's a idea for the union. Why don't yall load up an take ur lazy, greedy asses an go over seas an start this bullshit up over there. Maybe that way we can start getting our jobs back over here that yall lost for everybody.
justsayin

Bowie, MD

#2 Jan 6, 2012
Rucrazy wrote:
The union seemed stunned? Ha,ha yall are dumber than I thought. Tell ya what, here's a idea for the union. Why don't yall load up an take ur lazy, greedy asses an go over seas an start this bullshit up over there. Maybe that way we can start getting our jobs back over here that yall lost for everybody.
That's what I'm screaming!!!
dave

United States

#3 Jan 11, 2012
yea its the unions!! rucrazy i think you are lazy you never done a hard job in your life just keep blaming the unions for the lost jobs
Rucrazy

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Jan 13, 2012
dave wrote:
yea its the unions!! rucrazy i think you are lazy you never done a hard job in your life just keep blaming the unions for the lost jobs
i'm not the one on strike, I have a job an I guarantee I do more than you. If i'm not mistaken but isn' t all you see on tv lately is companies relocating businesses to other places over not being able to negotiate contracts like winchester? Where did they move to?
sparky57

New Albany, MS

#5 Jan 14, 2012
Winchester moved to Mississippi where they can get employees who appreciate a good job, and that's where Cooper's home office will end up.
Rucrazy

United States

#6 Jan 14, 2012
sparky57 wrote:
Winchester moved to Mississippi where they can get employees who appreciate a good job, and that's where Cooper's home office will end up.
EXACTLY!! Thats my point
justsayin

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Jan 14, 2012
sparky57 wrote:
Winchester moved to Mississippi where they can get employees who appreciate a good job, and that's where Cooper's home office will end up.
Totally agree!!
gary

Tupelo, MS

#8 Jan 16, 2012
cooper took from us and gave to ohio, /tex. my benifits in your pockets and your sorry asses giving it up. so dont fuss when we come to cross the line . i still got to support my family . ive supported you long enough. its not free anymore tupelo
Rucrazy

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jan 16, 2012
gary wrote:
cooper took from us and gave to ohio,/tex. my benifits in your pockets and your sorry asses giving it up. so dont fuss when we come to cross the line . i still got to support my family . ive supported you long enough. its not free anymore tupelo
There's nothing free in tupelo, we earn our money unlike those union plants that are wanting more money. We're thankful to have our jobs.
Cali

Washington, DC

#10 Jan 16, 2012
I'm just laughing at all these stupid comment by the union worker but I agreed with you guys and I'm grateful to be doing this job for cooPer ad I'm enjoying every penny I could make to feed my family back home !!!! Thank you Ron good move!!!!
Vet1207

Findlay, OH

#11 Jan 16, 2012
I don't know whos greedy, the Union or Cooper, rumors fly around so fast it's hard to know whats true anymore. I do know that Cooper has a history of closing plants without much empathy though, and they've been expanding overseas operations. Just be careful guys, make sure you're ready for the worst if you keep this up, cause I honestly don't think it's gonna end well for the workers.
sparky57

New Albany, MS

#12 Jan 18, 2012
It seems kinda strange how the Cooper folks in Findley talk about the bad working conditions they have, they have to work 12 hr shifts and only get a half hour lunch, well I work at Tupelo and we have been working that way sense 1990 and have had several votes to change the shift but always stick with the 12hr one so stop your bitching, you make more money that any tire plant in the US and further more our people are going to Findley building tires and running 16 to 20 hrs over your rate making half what you do. As far has hiring people in at 13 to 14 dollars a hour well that's well over minimum wage and no one is making them work there, so get off the picket lines you lazyass steel workers and get in line at the unemployment office.
Rucrazy

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Jan 18, 2012
sparky57 wrote:
It seems kinda strange how the Cooper folks in Findley talk about the bad working conditions they have, they have to work 12 hr shifts and only get a half hour lunch, well I work at Tupelo and we have been working that way sense 1990 and have had several votes to change the shift but always stick with the 12hr one so stop your bitching, you make more money that any tire plant in the US and further more our people are going to Findley building tires and running 16 to 20 hrs over your rate making half what you do. As far has hiring people in at 13 to 14 dollars a hour well that's well over minimum wage and no one is making them work there, so get off the picket lines you lazyass steel workers and get in line at the unemployment office.
I couldn't have said it any better myself
Concerned Spouse

Ada, OH

#14 Jan 19, 2012
I think everybody that works at Cooper Tire in Findlay better be looking for a new job. I believe they are moving out of Findlay and by the workers voting the contract down they just screwed themselves. Happy Job Hunting!!!!
Big

United States

#15 Jan 19, 2012
I believe that both the union in texarkana and the company are greedy... but where else in texarkana can u make $30.00 a hr and can't read or write
sparky57

New Albany, MS

#16 Jan 19, 2012
Your correct, Cooper is taking advantage of a bad economy, but so is most of the other companies in this country. They also have to deal with the high price of materials and parts to keep the plants running. I don't agree with all that's going on at Cooper but all in all it's not a bad place to work. I have been there for 22yrs and guess I will hang on awhile longer if the union doesn't take the company down. As far as the CEO making the big bucks, well what about the union CEO's how much are they making? You don't ever hear about that.
Rucrazy

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Jan 20, 2012
sparky57 wrote:
Your correct, Cooper is taking advantage of a bad economy, but so is most of the other companies in this country. They also have to deal with the high price of materials and parts to keep the plants running. I don't agree with all that's going on at Cooper but all in all it's not a bad place to work. I have been there for 22yrs and guess I will hang on awhile longer if the union doesn't take the company down. As far as the CEO making the big bucks, well what about the union CEO's how much are they making? You don't ever hear about that.
nope they don't want to talk bout their money. It wouldn't matter they still want more no matter how much they already got. To bad nobody ever sees that money except the politicians
Vet1207

Findlay, OH

#18 Jan 23, 2012
Rucrazy, everyone complains about how these executives always want more, but I want more too, and no matter how much I made I'd still want more. Growing is just what we do as people. The problem is the unions are writing checks with their mouth that they can't cash. I really think Findlay is gonna be out 1,050 jobs because of "union pride". Sometimes you gotta lose the fight to win the war.
Rucrazy

United States

#19 Jan 24, 2012
Vet1207 wrote:
Rucrazy, everyone complains about how these executives always want more, but I want more too, and no matter how much I made I'd still want more. Growing is just what we do as people. The problem is the unions are writing checks with their mouth that they can't cash. I really think Findlay is gonna be out 1,050 jobs because of "union pride". Sometimes you gotta lose the fight to win the war.
I totally agree with you Vet1207. I would love to have more to. But wanting and getting are two totally different things in the real world. I believe you hit the nail rite on the head with the pride comment. I think this is what its come down now is just union pride.
just_the_facts

Gibsonburg, OH

#20 Jan 25, 2012
Rucrazy wrote:
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i'm not the one on strike, I have a job an I guarantee I do more than you. If i'm not mistaken but isn' t all you see on tv lately is companies relocating businesses to other places over not being able to negotiate contracts like winchester? Where did they move to?
Git yer facts STRAIGHT,,, the union members didn't strike,,they got LOCKED-OUT

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