The contract covering 1,600 CWA members at Frontier Communications in West Virginia and Ashburn, Va., has been extended for three months while negotiations continue.
The CWA elected bargaining team has been working to negotiate a fair agreement since early May. The current contract was set to expire August 5, but now has been extended until Nov. 4, 2017. Committee members are President Ken Williams, Local 2001; President Rick McKinney, Local 2007; President Shannon Fink, Local 2009, and CWA staff Linda Miller, Elaine Harris, and Letha Perry, chair of the committee.
Among workers' top priorities are employment security and keeping good jobs in hometown communities.
Members of CWA Local 7906 held an informational picket at CenturyLink in Lebanon, Ore., to show their support for the CWA bargaining team.
AT&T Mobility workers and supporters marched down East Fordham Road in the Bronx last week, demanding a fair contract.
City Council candidate Marti Speranza of District 4 in Manhattan and Aicha Bamba, Director of Community Affairs for City Councilmember Ritchie Torres, joined the march.