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11/19/10 CWA BREAKTHROUGHS Alcatel-Lucent & WIPRO

Nov 18, 2010: Last December Alcatel-Lucent decided to outsource its entire IT and Finance Operations worldwide. IT work would be done by HP who subsequently contracted out the functions our members performed in Alpharetta, Georgia and Naperville, Illinois to a company called ADEA. The finance functions in Alpharetta were contracted to WIPRO.Our members were offered VTP and offered jobs in the two companies doing the same work, in the same place and carrying over many of their wages and benefits - BUT NOT THEIR UNION. We demanded bargaining rights of WIPRO and threatened to file charges with the National Labor Relations Board if they did not comply. We did not have to take that step. We are happy to report that we have just signed a Contract with WIPRO for those employees, one of the first (maybe only) Union contracts for this company in the United States. WIPRO, based in India, is the third largest outsourcing company in India with operations all over the world. ADEA refused to bargain with us. We filed

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