Findlay employees cut pay to save jobs

Ohio tire workers approve deal amid closing threat

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Workers at a tire plant in northwest Ohio have approved a contract that will cut their pay in hopes of saving their jobs.

The Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. plant in the company's home city of Findlay is one of four Cooper factories in the U.S.

The company has said that slow sales are forcing it to consider closing one of those plants.

Workers in Findlay approved the new contract Tuesday by a wide margin.

A United Steelworkers official says the agreement includes cuts of about $30 million over the three-year contract.

Cooper's Findlay plant has about 1,100 workers. The company's other factories are in Albany, Ga.; Tupelo, Miss.; and Texarkana, Ark.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.: http://www.coopertire.com/
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