What might the NFL Players Association and Cooper Tires have in common? As we have reported, Cooper Tire locked out their employees when the union stalled contract talks, and the NFL experienced a similar circumstance last summer. The Courier.com quoted LRI President Phil Wilson on the strange “show of support:”
“If it was NASCAR drivers saying, ‘We won’t use your tires,’ that might make a difference,” said Wilson. “But I don’t think Cooper will negotiate based on what a bunch of football players think.”
It is an interesting display of the seemingly growing trend of unions showing cross-support for each others corporate campaigns, boycotts, pickets and other actions.