Goodyear has made a deal to purchase Cooper Tire in a cash and stock deal reported to be worth 2.8 billion dollars.
This is information from the North Carolina Division of Employment Security on how to file your weekly certification:
Click the link below
Here is their phone number:
Customer Call Center
Individuals and claimants should contact the Customer Call Center with questions regarding benefits and assistance with unemployment insurance claims, sign in or password resets.
Phone: 888-737-0259 (Do not call if you are an employer. This is for claimants only).
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Goodyear has put out a message that reads as follows:
Good-Fayetteville has begun the process of shutting down operations. The plant will shut down operations for all crews at 7 a.m., Wednesday, March 25. There are limited areas scheduled to work on C crew Tuesday night, March 24, including apexers, shears, ply, liner, full-stage tire room, Curing and Final Finish. Maintenance associates should contact their supervisor for their operating schedule.
So, apparently some people will be working and some won’t.
Full Stage (DEPT 705) WILL be working.
First and second stage traditional tires (DEPT 700 and 703) WON’T be working, Mixing (DEPT 320) Won’t Be working.
I sincerely apologize for the confusion here. We put out what we think to be true as fast as we can. The Company has not been the best at providing timely , accurate information.
Hello Brothers and Sisters, 3-22-20 3:00pm
Our Union has always been built upon the principles of Solidarity and the idea that when things get tough, we come together as a family. Now, we find ourselves in unfamiliar territory. Because of the coronavirus we are being advised to keep our distance from our coworkers, friends, and even family.
The Union Leadership has been in discussions with the Company about shutting the plant down as quickly as possible and have been able to secure SUB pay for all bargaining unit members.
As of this writing, the projected shutdown time has moved past Tuesday evening into Wednesday. This situation is extremely fluid, and Members are encouraged to be sure that your contact phone number and address are correct. If you do NOT get the alerts from the Company, there is a good chance that your information is not up to date.
I also want to address the rumors in the plant. We have not been informed of any bargaining unit member that has been confirmed to have coronavirus (covid-19). Even as such, we have been in contact with Plant and Corporate leadership and continue to voice the concerns of Members. I want our members safe and continue to push for a quick halt to production.
Any new information will be posted as it becomes available.
My prayers go out to our Members and their Families and may God bless Local 959
President, USW Local 959