Last Tuesday, Frontier workers in Connecticut, members of CWA Local 1298, held a picket in Meriden, Conn., for a fair contract. These workers, along with Frontier workers in New York and California, are currently bargaining with Frontier for increased wages, good benefits, affordable healthcare, and more. Bargaining in Connecticut will resume in early January and the workers will continue their strong mobilization efforts to get a contract without delay.
Connecticut Frontier workers, members of CWA Local 1298, held a picket in Meriden, Conn., for a fair contract.
Last Tuesday, workers at the MinnPost, members of the Minnesota Newspaper and Communication Guild (TNG-CWA Local 37002), ratified their first collective bargaining agreement, less than seven months after they won voluntary union recognition. The new agreement establishes minimum salaries that will give most members big pay increases, expands leave for new parents, includes “just cause” protections in cases involving involuntary termination and stipulates that discipline must be progressive and corrective, not punitive. The agreement will also create opportunities for union members to review their immediate supervisors and other management employees.
This month, workers at LifePath (CWA Local 13500), a non-profit that provides programs and services to individuals with developmental disabilities, won COVID-19 retention incentives and appreciation payments. The appreciation payments, up to $750 and $350 for full time and part time employees respectively, will go into effect this week. In addition, full time and part time workers will receive retention payments of $400 and $200 respectively from funds available through the American Rescue Plan.
Cumberland County Improvement Authority
Last Thursday, the Cumberland County Utilities Authority Board of Commissioners in New Jersey overwhelmingly approved an agreement reached with CWA Local 1085 in November. These contracts are the result of the tireless organizing of the workers who formed the union earlier this year in large part to fight back against monetizing the utility in a deal with a private equity firm.