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June 2020 Bargaining Round Up

Comcast Alle-Kiske

Negotiations between CWA Local 13000 and Comcast over the Alle-Kiske contract opened in June. In the most recent round of bargaining, the committee reported:

The Union and company bargaining committees met by phone again today Friday, June 19, 2020. Talks continued on open proposals and no new proposals were passed today. We have reached tentative agreements on proposals related to probationary periods and Union orientation. We have also made progress towards additional improvements while continuing to hold off the company’s attempts to weaken your rights.

Read the full report: Comcast Alle-Kiske Bargaining Report #2

The Bargaining Committee urges members to contact their Unit Representative to find out how to mobilize for a fair contract.

Comcast Corliss

Negotiations with Comcast over the Corliss contract continued in June. The CWA Local 13000 Bargaining Committee reported:

The Union and company committees met via conference call again yesterday, June 16, 2020. The company responded to our comprehensive proposal to reach an agreement with concerns about general wage increases affecting job titles in the Unit. Once talks with the company broke off your Union committee held a separate call to find solutions to remedy the company’s concerns.

Late in the day we presented a creative solution to the company. One that will protect Unit members and, we hope, alleviate the company’s concerns and successfully bring negotiations to a conclusion. As of this posting, we are waiting to hear back from the company…

Read the full report: Comcast Corliss Bargaining Report #22

The Bargaining Committee urges members to contact their Unit Representative to find out how to mobilize for a fair contract.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the contract's expiration date has been extended indefinitely. The Local 2252 Bargaining Team reports that  negotiations are set to resume in July.

Nokia

In their  June 26, 2020 report, the T&T Bargaining Committee reported:

Late yesterday the Company sent Vice President Bolton a “Best, Last and Final Offer”, which is nothing more than the same offer that they have passed several times before. What's interesting is the accompanying letter to VP Bolton comes on the heels of the NLRB issuing ANOTHER COMPLAINT against Nokia for failure to provide information to the Union that is critical for us to bargain effectively an agreement that is mutually beneficial to both parties. The complaint also charges Nokia with “failing and refusing to bargain collectively and in good faith with the exclusive collective bargaining representative of its employees in violation of Section 8(a)(1) and (5) of the Act.”

Read the full report here: https://cwa-union.org/news/nokia-bargaining-report-70