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Big Win for Frontier Communications Workers!

On January 17th, after marathon bargaining sessions throughout the weekend and capping off months of tough negotiations and massive, cross-country mobilization efforts, CWA members came to a tentative agreement on a new contract with Frontier Communications!

Over the past several months, CWAers in Connecticut, New York, and California - including members of Locals 1111, 1115, 1122, 1170, and 1298 - fought hard and demonstrated tremendous solidarity to win a fair contract. In December and January, members sent over 7,000 emails to Frontier executives demanding a contract that protects workers. Local 1298 held several public rallies to get the word out about the contract fight, while Local 1170 launched a social media campaign to show their solidarity and demand job protections.

And the pressure paid off! The new three-year agreement successfully maintains job security as well as call center protection agreement for the life of the contract; eliminates the two-tier work rule carve outs and medical costs; successfully negotiated contract language gaining post-employment retiree healthcare with a bridge to Medicare (age 65); includes significant wage increases and improvements to the commission plans for Leverage title members; and successfully negotiated the framework to allow for work-at-home with work location protections, as well as scheduling improvements for the Plant department.

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Healthcare Workers Across NY Demand State Department of Health Address Critical Staffing Levels at Hospitals Now By Enforcing 2021 Safe Staffing Law: “Our Patients Can’t Wait Any Longer, We Can’t Wait Any Longer”

Healthcare Workers Across NY Demand State Department of Health Address Critical Staffing Levels at Hospitals Now By Enforcing 2021 Safe Staffing Law: “Our Patients Can’t Wait Any Longer, We Can’t Wait Any Longer”