CWA members at Frontier Communications in California are bargaining for a new contract after a previous deal was rejected by the membership. Earlier this week, the company blatantly rejected all written union proposals which included provisions on wages, job security, call routing, and call center commitments. In addition, the company has not shown any interest in engaging in mediation requested by the union bargaining committee. The members have continued to ramp up their mobilization efforts, including organizing public rallies to let Frontier know that they won’t stand for this obstruction. Read more here.
Union County Division of Social Services
Last week, workers at the Union County Division of Social Services in Elizabeth, N.J., members of CWA Local 1080, took to the streets to demand a fair contract. The members, who have been mobilizing by flooding County Commissioners’ meetings, picketing at lunchtime, and wearing red every Thursday, are fighting for wage increases, affordable health care, and to address the high cost of living in their county. The previous contract expired in June of 2020.
Workers at Consumer Reports, a nonprofit consumer organization dedicated to independent product testing, investigative journalism, consumer-oriented research, public education, and consumer advocacy, overwhelmingly voted to ratify their contract on Tuesday. The unit includes 250 workers who are members of the Consumer Reports Guild, part of the NewsGuild of New York (TNG-CWA Local 31003). The ratified contract includes bonuses and wage increases, up to 12 weeks of parental leave with full pay, expanded use of paid sick time, and more.