Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The Company and your Bargaining Team met today. The Company passed additional data request responses, including clarification on the health care modeling. The Union passed additional data requests.
After lengthy discussions with the Company, and due to the voluminous outstanding data requests that include both bargaining and complex litigations, the parties agreed to a 60-day contract extension. The new extension is set to expire on September 29, 2018. In the meantime, both parties will work independently for the next few weeks in order to do our due diligence, analyze data, formulate proposals and focus on the various grievances and unfair labor practices pending. Both parties agreed to exchange data during this period to ensure efficient use of our time.
Tomorrow, the CWA Nokia Bargaining Team will host a call with all Nokia Local Presidents and Bargaining Unit Members only:
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
Dial In Number: (888) 636-3807
Participant code: 2955473
The purpose of the call is to update you on the current status of the bargaining process and to answer questions. Since we have limited ports available, please gather together in one location to join the call if possible. This call will be in listen-only format. However, if you have questions you would like answered, please e-mail them as soon as possible to: email@example.com. Include your name, Local number and question(s). We will try to answer each one but time is limited. If we aren't able to answer your question(s) on the call, you will get a response back as quickly as possible afterwards.
Remember if you encounter quality issues with 3P contractors or are sent to clean up their mess please send the information to the bargaining team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continue using this link to send an online letter to Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri and Nokia Bargaining Chair Steve Muscat, telling them to save American jobs and bargain in good faith! If you would like to write a letter and send it via the USPS their addresses are:
Steve Muscat / Senior Director Americas HR-Labor Relations / Nokia of America Corporation/600 Mountain Avenue, Room 6C-419 / Murray Hill, NJ 07974
Rajeev Suri / President and Chief Executive Officer / Nokia / Karaporti 3 / Espoo, Finland 02610
An Injury To One, Is An Injury To All! United We Stand!
Your Bargaining Team,
Mary Jo Reilly