The Union Coalition representing 4,500 workers at the American Red Cross reached a national tentative agreement late in the evening on August 30th, 2018. The Coalition successfully blocked proposed takeaways and made some important national gains.
The Union Coalition’s Bargaining Team has now received the Red Cross’s response to the comprehensive economic counter proposal made at our last national bargaining session (June 19-21), and it isn’t good. The Union Coalition remains UNITED!
The National Union Coalition met for the last scheduled national session with the Red Cross. The Union Coalition made progress on issues that affect our day-to-day lives, but management remains far from the union on where money should be invested.
The union coalition bargaining the American Red Cross National Addendum opened negotiations with over 35 Red Cross union members, union leaders, and union advisers sharing their personal experiences and their expertise.
CWA Local 2201 is happy to announce that the bargaining team reached a tentative agreement on a Local contract with Red Cross. This is a first agreement and builds on much of the economic benefits bargained in the National Addendum.
CWA and the American Red Cross have reached the first-ever national tentative settlement covering some 4,000 workers at American Red Cross operations in 24 states, a positive step forward for Red Cross workers and the public.
Leaders from our eight unions of the Red Cross Union Coalition met with National Red Cross in Washington DC and reached an agreement to formally enter into national negotiations on some joint issues. This has been an involved process to begin negotiations because this is a significant step and we want to cover all details of what this means for every local union at the table.
The theme this year when CWA activists and other unions observe Workers' Memorial Day on April 28 will be "Speak Out for Safe Jobs. Protect Workers Now" as workers step up the fight for safe workplaces and remember fellow workers killed, injured and made sick on the job.