Major Campaign Launched to Put an End to Outsourcing at Frontier Communications
CWA has launched a half-million dollar advertising campaign exposing Frontier Communications’ increasing and dangerous use of subcontracting companies to perform critical broadband infrastructure work. Frontier management’s aggressive attempt to displace its union workers and squeeze out good union jobs following the company’s emergence from bankruptcy in April 2021 is resulting in damage to communities amid botched rollouts.
On Thursday, August 25th, CWA Local 1298 held a press conference at the Local in Hamden, CT slamming Frontier which was attended by US Senator Richard Blumenthal and many other elected representatives.
“They use contractors that don’t have the skill and the dedication to the company that our members do,” said Dave Weidlich, President of Local 1298. “Internet service has become as important to this country as any other utility. They’re trying to do it on the cheap and that’s where mistakes occur because the quality of the work just isn’t as good.”
“Frontier’s blatant disregard for their union workers is completely unacceptable. I stand with the CWA in calling for an end to the shoddy, cost-cutting practices that are harming their hard-working employees and putting our communities at risk,” said U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill invests $65 billion to extend and enhance broadband infrastructure. This effort ought to be led by our seasoned and highly-skilled union workers, rather than commission-based contract workers that are simply hired for lower pay.”
Learn more about our campaign against outsourcing at Frontier at NoOutSourcingFrontier.org.