News

April 18, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA Contract Ratified

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.

April 3, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA Final Bargaining Summary

Read the summary of the Frontier WV and Ashburn, VA Tentative Agreement.

March 26, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA Final Bargaining Report

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

March 25, 2018 — Press Release

CWA Members Win New Contract with Frontier Communications To Protect Jobs in West Virginia and Ashburn, Virginia

After three weeks on strike, 1,400 members of the Communications Workers of America will return to work at Frontier Communications in West Virginia and Ashburn, VA by Wednesday.

March 24, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA Strike Report 8

The Frontier Rally was a huge success with hundreds of members, Allies, and elected leaders in attendance. The crowd was energized and steadfast in getting a good contract.

March 23, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA Strike Report 7

Statewide the flying squadrons continue to keep the SCABS at bay! Plan to attend the Rally tomorrow from 1PM – 4PM in front of Frontier’s WV HQ in Charleston, WV.

March 21, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA Strike Report 6

Reports coming in have the SCABS doing very little work - the flying squadrons are working. Keep participating & plan to attend the Rally on Sat., 3/24 at Frontier’s WV HQ.

March 20, 2018 — News

Frontier Town Hall Call

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March 20, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA Strike Report 5

The efforts of every striker is making Frontier feel the pressure. Register for the CWA Call scheduled Thurs. 3/22 at 8PM & attend the Rally on Sat., 3/24 at Frontier’s WV HQ.

March 19, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA Strike Report 4

The Company provided a clarification to its 3/16 settlement package. A Rally is scheduled for Sat. 3/24 at 1pm in front of Frontier’s WV headquarters at 1500 MacCorkle Ave. Charleston, WV.

March 16, 2018 — Press Release

Statement from CWA District 2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney on Frontier's Injunction Request

"The court has given the parties until Monday evening to come to an agreement on the parameters of that activity during this strike, and we will work to ensure that our members’ rights are protected."

March 16, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA Strike Report 3

Since Day 1 of the strike, the CWA Bargaining Committee has been available to meet 24/7. On Day 7, a Frontier Rep reached out and expressed an interest in trying to identify outstanding issues in the hopes of moving towards an agreement and settlement of the strike. Upon meeting with the Company, they presented a settlement package that not only didn’t resolve any outstanding issues, but added three additional issues to the table.

March 13, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA Strike Report 2

Since the strike was called on March 4, 2018, there have been no meetings between the CWA Bargaining Committee and the Frontier Bargaining Committee. District 2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney has spoken with Frontier representatives. The message Ed delivered was simple. To reach an agreement and settle this strike, everyone in the bargaining unit must be covered by employment security and the expanded use of contractors must stop.

March 6, 2018 — Press Release

As Frontier Strike Continues, CWA Urges Customers to Use Caution

Frontier Communications has begun hiring out-of-state workers in an attempt to maintain operations in West Virginia as a strike by 1,400 workers continues. CWA is urging customers to use caution if they encounter someone repairing telephone lines or equipment or responding to a service call. Earlier today, WV State Police detained an armed temporary Frontier worker who threatened a striker in Flatwoods, WV.

March 6, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA Strike Report 1

Since the strike was called there have been no meetings with Frontier.  The strike is holding strong.  Keep up the good work!

March 4, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA 2017 Bargaining: Report 32

CWA members are on strike at Frontier Communications in West Virginia and Virginia!

March 2, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA 2017 Bargaining: Report 30

The CWA and Frontier Bargaining Committee met Friday, March 2, 2018.  The Union stressed to the Company that employment security for our members is critical to reaching an agreement.  The Union went over every proposal that needs to be addressed by the Company.  The Union also demanded that the entire contractor data request be provided. 

March 1, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA 2017 Bargaining: Report 29

The CWA and Frontier Bargaining Committees met on Thursday, March 1, 2018.  The Union Bargaining Committee continues to work day and night in hopes of reaching an agreement by the expiration.

February 28, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA 2017 Bargaining: Report 28

The Union Bargaining Committee and Company Bargaining Committee met Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  The Company presented a package offer which, among other issues, includes for the first time since bargaining began their healthcare plan. 

February 27, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA 2017 Bargaining: Report 27

The CWA Bargaining Committee and Frontier Bargaining Committee met Monday and Tuesday. With four days left until contract expiration it is imperative that everyone continues showing unity and determination to achieve a fair contract. 

February 23, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA 2017 Bargaining: Report 26

Frontier bargaining resumed this week in Charleston, WV. The pictures from this week’s picketing in support of teachers and public workers; red Thursday; informational picketing; and black-out Friday are inspiring. Keep building on that intensity!

February 16, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA 2017 Bargaining: Report 25

Bargaining with Frontier will resume on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. To date, the Union and the Company have not reached a tentative agreement on any issues. Critically important to CWA are employment security; quality, affordable healthcare; and the reduction of contractors and securing bargaining unit work. 

February 2, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA 2017 Bargaining: Report 24

The CWA and Frontier WV Bargaining Committees met during the week of January 29 – February 2, 2018.  Discussions were held regarding the Medically Restricted Policy. The Bargaining Chairs met to discuss how to move bargaining along. The contract expires on March 3, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.  

 

January 19, 2018 — News

Frontier WV/VA 2017 Bargaining: Report 23

The Union Bargaining Committee and Company Bargaining Committee met this week. Topics discussed during the meetings were Job Security and the Medically Restricted Policy.