March 6, 2018 9:00 PM
Since the strike was called there have been no meetings with Frontier. CWA advised Frontier that the Union Bargaining Committee is available to meet 24/7. The Company responded it is willing to meet to discuss the offer made prior to the strike which failed to provide Employment Security for all and positioned the Company to contract out work performed by Operators, Maintenance Administrators and expand the use of contractors for work performed by Engineering Assistants. That offer wasn’t acceptable then and it is not acceptable now.
The strike is holding strong. Keep up the good work! The SCABS have arrived and mobile picketing will be ramping up.
We have seen an outpouring of support from CWA members across the country. Every Local has received support from the West Virginia AFL-CIO, its affiliates, and other labor organizations. The community response has been overwhelming. Numerous elected officials have voiced their support in our fight for jobs in West Virginia and Virginia.
A Town Hall Call will be on March 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM. Watch for registration information. It will be provided asap.
We want to congratulate the AFT, WVEA, WVSSPA, and WVTA/CWA Local 2019 on the successful end to their fight with the passage of HB4145 “Pay Raise Bill”.
STAY STRONG! WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN!