The United Steelworkers released a new video this morning of Mike Cooper, a volunteer firefighter and a recently laid off employee at Ormet.
Mike was starting his 20th year with Ormet when the Ohio-based aluminum smelting company shut down its Ohio factory last month. The closure came after John Kasich’s Public Utilities Commission announced it would not provide the company a break on electricity rates.
Mike, like hundreds of other Ormet employees, is now without a paycheck and without health insurance. In the video, Mike does not mince words: “I got an idea for you Governor,” he tells John Kaisch. “Put your pants on and let’s go to work.”
The Steelworkers’ website SaveOhioJobs.org has additional information about Ormet and the shutdown.
Here’s the video…