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CWA members at Frontier in WV and VA ratify contract

Thursday - April 19, 2018

On behalf of the Bargaining Committee, we are pleased to report that CWA members at Frontier Communications in West Virginia and Ashburn, Va. have voted to ratify the 4-year agreement that the bargaining team reached last month.

Our members fought hard for this agreement. We negotiated for over 11 months, then spent 22 days on strike. Thanks to our unity and perseverance and the unwavering support of working people in West Virginia, Virginia, and across the country, we won an agreement that raises wages, maintains affordable health care and expands job security to all of our members.

This is a major achievement, and it shows what working people can do when they join together to stand up for themselves and their communities.

THE STRIKE IS OVER

Monday - March 26, 2018

The main objective of Job Security for every member in the bargaining unit has been achieved!  We have a fair contract for everyone.

The picket lines are to be taken down.

Detailed information regarding the contract specifics will be provided later today.

Employees whose tours begin 6 p.m. Tuesday night, March 27, 2018, and extend into Wednesday, March 28, 2018 will report to work for those tours.  All other employees will return to work for their tours that are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.  In unusual circumstances, the Company will excuse employees, without pay, from reporting for a reasonable period not to exceed 72 hours from 5 p.m. March 27, 2018.  Returning employees will return to work on the same tours to which they were assigned immediately prior to March 3, 2018.

This victory is a result of the solidarity and commitment each and every member showed during this strike.  On behalf of your bargaining committee, we want to congratulate and thank you for standing up and fighting back to achieve this contract.

WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN!

STRIKE REPORT #8

Saturday - March 24, 2018

No formal meetings were held today.  Our major issues remain unresolved.  The Union Bargaining Committee was available and prepared to meet all day and remains so at the time of this report.  The frustration that every member is feeling is equally shared by the Union Bargaining Committee.

The Rally was great with hundreds of CWA Members, our Union Allies, and several pro-worker elected leaders in attendance.  The crowd, energized by the dynamic speakers, let everyone at 1500 MacCorkle Avenue know we are resolute and steadfast in getting a good contract.  Thank you to everyone who attended all the CWA members, and our supporters who helped make the Rally a huge success.

Throughout the state, CWA members who didn’t attend the Rally worked on the business at hand doing strike duty and making the flying squadrons effective. Everyone is doing great.  Our persistence is impacting Frontier and keeping the SCABS running around doing little to no work.

STAY STRONG!  WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN!

#cwawvstrong #1u #cwa2222 #cwastrong #fightingforourfuture

STRIKE REPORT #7

Saturday - March 24, 2018

The Union and Company Bargaining Committees met multiple times today.  We continue to narrow the issues.  Significant items remain on the table including Job Security and the closing of the Ashburn NOC.  The Union and the Company plan to continue bargaining tomorrow.

Statewide the flying squadrons continue to keep the SCABS at bay.

Make plans to attend the Rally tomorrow from 1:00PM – 4:00PM in front of Frontier’s West Virginia headquarters at 1500 MacCorkle Avenue, Charleston, WV.  CWA National President Chris Shelton, District 2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney, United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts, West Virginia Senator and 3rd Congressional District Candidate Retired Major Richard Ojeda II, and several other CWA Supporters are scheduled to speak.

STAY STRONG!  WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN!

#cwawvstrong #1u #cwa2222 #cwastrong #fightingforourfuture

STRIKE REPORT #6

Wednesday - March 21, 2018

The Union and Company Bargaining Committees met today.  The Company revised its benefits proposal removing the regressive language that was passed last week on prescription drugs.  The Company still proposed the following: Job Security for only 85% of the workforce, the ability to increase the limitation on the transfer of jobs from the long standing 0.7% of the bargaining unit to 25 jobs per year, and the closing of the Ashburn NOC.  The Company further expanded upon their proposal to add a third-tier consultant title with a maximum pay of $15.50/hour with the possibility of a small commission.

A second meeting was held during which the Union stressed that Job Security for everyone remains our top priority.  The Union rejected the changes proposed to the 0.7% language, the closing of the Ashburn NOC, and the creation of a third-tier consultant.  The Union is reviewing the Company’s benefit proposal.

Over the last few days the SCAB patrols have enjoyed a medley of weather conditions.  Reports coming in have the SCABS doing little or nothing other than driving back and forth.  The flying squadrons are working.  We need to increase our patrols.  Contact your Local to sign up for tomorrows mobile picketing!

Be sure to register for the Union Hall Call scheduled Thursday, March 22 at 8:00 PM.  Plan on attending the Rally scheduled for Saturday, March 24 1:00PM – 4:00PM in front of Frontier’s West Virginia headquarters at 1500 MacCorkle Avenue, Charleston, WV.  CWA National President Chris Shelton, District 2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney, United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts, West Virginia Senator and 3rd Congressional District Candidate Retired Major Richard Ojeda II, and several other CWA Supporters are scheduled to speak.

STAY STRONG!  WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN!

#cwawvstrong #1u #cwa2222 #cwastrong #fightingforourfuture

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