Bargaining Updates Around CWA - Siemens
Members of IUE-CWA Local 84765 at Siemens in Cincinnati are mobilizing to protest proposed drastic cuts to their healthcare plan. On October 21, members participated in an informational picket outside the factory to protest the multi-billion dollar company’s proposal to replace their current health care plan with an unaffordable, high-deductible plan.
"Our fight extends beyond Siemens,” Victor Henderson, President of IUE-CWA Local 84765, told local station WLWT. “It's a collective stand to protect healthcare as a fundamental human right. We will not compromise the well-being of our workers. We demand quality healthcare for all, without exception.”
Over the years, workers at Siemens have made many sacrifices to keep the facility operational. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Siemens workers put their health and safety at risk to the benefit of the company’s bottom line, on top of putting their bodies on the line day in and day out building large industrial electric motors. Moreover, they sacrificed wage increases over the last six years to maintain their current healthcare plan. Now, members are standing together union strong to say affordable healthcare should not be a matter of negotiation.
IUE-CWA Local 84765 members who work at Siemens protested proposed cuts to their healthcare.