Employees who voted for Cooper contract wish they were working

by News on December 15, 2011

in State and Local, Union Politics and Transparency

By Lou Wilin/TheCourier.com

He did not particularly like Cooper Tire’s proposed labor agreement last month, but Brian Miccichi was among the minority who voted for it.

The nearly four-year Cooper veteran wishes the company would let him return to work, even for the 13 cents less an hour that he said he would earn as a temporary employee.

But Miccichi says he can’t be hired as a temporary worker because of his membership in United Steelworkers Local 207L.

Miccichi could use the money. He and his wife have bought the Christmas presents for the kids and other family members. The house and car payments are set through January.

“But come the first of February, we’re going to have to make the house payment,” he said.


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