The Cooper Retirees Organization, a nonprofit group, "will keep retirees informed and educated regarding the safety of their pension", said Dick Stephens, former president of North American Tire Operations, who retired in 2006. He is president of the group.
"We believe that Cooper pensions are at risk should the merged companies fail in future years," Stephens said.
The group is a member of the National Retirees Legislative Network of Washington, D.C., a retirees pension organization,
which is assisting Cooper Retirees Organization.