Bargaining Update

Frontier Communications

CWA members at Frontier Communications in West Virginia ratified a 2-year contract extension agreement with the company this week. The current contract would have expired on August 7, 2021.

The new agreement extends the contract through August 5, 2023, and includes 2% wage increases each year as well as corporate profit sharing payments of at least $700 annually. The agreement also requires that West Virginia technicians be dispatched by West Virginia dispatch employees.

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Point Park University

Faculty and campus leaders at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Penn., who are members of the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh (TNG-CWA Local 38061) have been working without a contract since June 30.

Faculty members have called on university administrators to bargain in good faith, saying the university’s “last, best and final offer” of July 21 would keep pay rates lagging far behind those at similar institutions and would result in dramatic cuts in retirement benefits. Faculty members have charged the university with a variety of unfair labor practices, including unilateral changes to terms and conditions of employment and direct dealing with individual members.