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Negotiations Continue with Frontier Communications, Contract Extended for Three Months

Tuesday - July 18, 2017

Contact: Candice Johnson or Amy Fetherolf, CWA Communications, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 202-434-1168

Charleston, WVA — The contract covering 1,600 members of the Communications Workers of America at Frontier Communications in West Virginia and Ashburn, Va., has been extended for three months while negotiations continue.

The CWA elected bargaining team has been working to negotiate a fair agreement since early May; the current contract was set to expire August 5, but now has been extended until Nov. 4, 2017. Committee members are President Ken Williams, Local 2001; President Rick McKinney, Local 2007; President Shannon Fink, Local 2009, and CWA staff Linda Miller, Elaine Harris, and Letha Perry, chair of the committee.

CWA members in West Virginia and Virginia have been mobilizing at worksites and letting Frontier know: "we're standing together for a fair contract." Among workers' top priorities are employment security and keeping good jobs in hometown communities.

2001 and 2276 ratifications

Monday - October 24, 2016

The tentative agreements for St. Marys/Local 2001 and Bluefield/Local 2276 have been ratified!

Tentative Agreement & Meeting - October 16

Friday - September 30, 2016

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CWA LOCAL 2001 Original/Legacy Frontier Members,

A Tentative Agreement has been reached between the Communications Workers of America and Frontier Communications.

A Contract Explanation Meeting has been scheduled for October 16, 2016. You will receive meeting details, a Tentative Agreement Summary, and a Ballot in the mail.

Your Bargaining Committee will also be available to you to answer questions.

President Ken "Mister" Williams

West Virginia AFL-CIO Disaster Fund Application

Monday - August 22, 2016

Attached is the relief fund application for active and retired union members and their families that have been affected by the June 23rd flood.  Because many union members are not aware of the fund, please distribute broadly to reduce the risk of brothers and sisters missing the opportunity to apply.  Please note the deadline for submitting application is Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  If you have any questions, please give us a call at the office at (304) 344-3557.

WV Communications Workers Vote on Primary Election Endorsements

Friday - April 08, 2016

The Communications Workers of America West Virginia State Council has voted to endorse 2016 West Virginia primary election candidates.  

Endorsed on the statewide level are Jim Justice for Governor, Natalie Tennant for Secretary of State, Jason Pizatella for Auditor; John Perdue for Treasurer, Walt Helmick for Agriculture Commissioner, Doug Reynolds for Attorney General and Darrell McGraw for Supreme Court.

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