District 2-13 Bargaining Updates: 9/30/19


In his joint press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö this week, President Trump mentioned Nokia, calling it a "great company," and making it sound like Nokia is creating U.S. jobs. In reality, while Nokia wants access to lucrative 5G business opportunities in the United States as well as taxpayer-funded government contracts, the company is currently trying to eliminate all of its CWA-represented U.S. telecommunications installers by offshoring good jobs and terminating its highly-skilled U.S. workforce. These actions will cause U.S. workers to lose their jobs and place the health and security of tens of thousands of retirees at risk.

"Trump's comments about Nokia could not be more wrong about what Nokia is doing to U.S. jobs. Trump should listen to the CWA members who've been in bargaining for over a year with Nokia who are urging the company to bargain a fair deal that allows the company to invest in our communities, keep its long-standing installer workforce, and maintain quality of service for customers, and he should tell Nokia to do the right thing for U.S. workers." said CWA Telecommunications & Technologies Vice President Lisa Bolton. 

Find this report in the October 3, 2019 CWA E-Newsletter.

Psychiatric Institute of Washington, D.C.

CWA Local 2336's Bargaining Committee reported: "Negotiations continued on Monday, September 30, 2019 and Tuesday, October 1, 2019. During these 2-day sessions the parties reached another tentative agreement. Nursing staff should be aware that PIW is proposing changing your shifts from 12-hour shifts to 8-hour shifts. For the entire PIW bargaining unit, PIW is proposing changes to attendance processes." Members are asked to look for Local Union Reps making the rounds. They need your thoughts and opinions about recent PIW proposals. Stay united. It is together that PIW will get the message to put patients over profits!

Read the full report here.

Comcast Corliss

The CWA Local 13000 Bargaining Committee called members to action this week after Comcast issued an unacceptable response to the Union's economic proposals. Members should seek out Local Representatives and participate in mobilization activities.

Read the full reports from Wednesday, October 2, 2019 and Thursday, October 3, 2019.