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NOKIA BARGAINING REPORT #37

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Bargaining Team met with the Company again today. The Company once again passed the Effects Agreement with one improvement.  However, it does nothing to address the Union’s concerns for the 57 individuals who would not, even under a 5+5 offer, become service pension eligible. This offer is again tied up in all of the usual caveats, including the complete elimination of the entire bargaining unit and the threat of pulling its proposal to extend retiree healthcare for two additional years.

The Union again requested a meeting with Andy Golby, Director of NAM, to discuss our vision of how the core Installers fit into the Field Forces of the Future. The Union also passed a response to the letter the Company passed yesterday. We made it abundantly clear that after nearly five months of negotiations, Nokia continues to turn a blind eye to the concerns expressed by the CWA regarding our customer’s network security, poor quality and ability to compete in the future without the value added knowledge and expertise of the bargaining unit Installers. CWA wants to continue earnest efforts to bargain in good faith and will offer a comprehensive proposal when CWA receives the necessary and relevant data that we have requested.

We believe that the CEO of Nokia, Nokia’s Bargaining Chair, Nokia’s customers and your Legislators need to know that eliminating good Union jobs and putting Retiree’s benefits at risk is BAD BUSINESS. 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

Steve Amato

Luis Benitez