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CWA Statement on Proposed Sale of Verizon Assets to Frontier Communications

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Contact: Candice Johnson, CWA Communications, cjohnson@cwa-union.org

Washington, D.C. – The Communications Workers of America issued this statement on the proposed sale of $10.5 billion of Verizon assets to Frontier Communications:

Verizon Communications has announced plans to sell its wireline operations in California, Texas and Florida and a Missouri-based call center operation to Frontier Communications. The sale must be approved by the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and state regulators.

CWA, which represents workers in California, Texas and Missouri (workers in Florida are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), will be active in the regulatory review process, to ensure that good jobs and quality service are preserved and strengthened.

Contracts covering these 5,500 workers will remain in force.

CWA also represents workers at Frontier Communications in Connecticut, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina and other states.

 

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