Cooper Tire officials have agreed to sit down with union negotiators after a month of uncertainty.
Published reports say the meeting is set for next Monday in Findlay. A federal mediator is expected to sit in with the group.
Last Thursday, a union at a Cooper plant in Arkansas ratified a new four-year contract, which some see as a positive sign for Findlay workers.
More than 1,000 Findlay Cooper Tire workers have been locked out since late November.