The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and UNMH have come to an agreement after contract negotiations. The contract will be effective for three years from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2006.

CWA and UNMH management strongly support the partnership efforts put forth and have confidence in the commitment to communicate openly and honestly in a professional manner. Managers, employees and union representatives continue to serve as partners in designing and implementing changes to achieve common goals.

CWA represents approximately 250 UNMH employees, who are mostly in the technical and support staff at the behavioral health components, including UNM Psychiatric Center, Children's Psychiatric Center, Carrie Tingley Hospital, Milagro and the Addictions and Substance Abuse Program.  Positions represented include admitting representatives, food service aides, medical assistants, clerks, maintenance specialists and mental health technicians.


Contact: Jennifer Riordan, 272-3322