Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The Company and your Bargaining Team resumed bargaining today. The Company announced that Tom Agelopoulos, the leader of Field Forces in North America, has accepted a position with the Fixed Networks. To date they have not identified a successor to the throne. The Company also reiterated that this in no way changes its direction to move to the 3P model and eliminate the bargaining unit.
We continue to have conversations over the 3P model and why it is in the best interest of the Company and their customers to have a core Installation field force that can do quality work better and safer than the 3P. 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.
In addition, the Company provided data on the local assignment zone and potential cost savings, as well as responded to other data requests. We will be meeting tomorrow afternoon with the Senior Director of Benefits to discuss active healthcare.
Keep 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
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An Injury To One, Is An Injury To All! United We Stand!
Your Bargaining Team,
Mary Jo Reilly