TEXARKANA, Ark. Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. has sued to
prevent striking union members from blocking access to its plant
The Findlay company filed for an injunction yesterday in Miller
County Circuit Court, claiming union picketers have obstructed
traffi c and harassed vehicles on the roads leading to and from
the plant. A judge was expected to take up the case this week.
The strike started Sunday and talks ended Monday. The plant
employs 2,000, many of whom are represented by the United
Steelworkers union. Union members have said health benefits are the key sticking point in the contract negotiations.