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Union Contract Negotiations Begin at Altice/Optimum in West Virginia

Charleston, W.Va. — Negotiations opened today between the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Altice USA, Inc., on a new contract covering CWA-represented employees working under the Optimum brand in West Virginia. The current four-year contract, covering workers from Beckley to Logan, is set to expire on April 25.

The union technicians of Altice formed their union with CWA in 2019 and ratified a first contract in 2020 that guaranteed pay raises, provided job security, and established grievance and arbitration rights for the workers. Union workers seek to build on the 2020 contract and negotiate a fair contract that provides local workers with the pay and benefits they have earned and deserve.

Altice is a telecommunications company, providing services under the Optimum brand in West Virginia. Altice is the fourth largest telecommunications provider in the country and also operates a low-cost broadband option, Altice Advantage Internet, for eligible customers.


About CWA: The Communications Workers of America represents working people in telecommunications, customer service, media, airlines, health care, public service and education, manufacturing, tech, and other fields. @cwaunion

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