UPDATE: Frontier, Union Announce Tentative Contract

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATE 8/4/14 .
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Frontier Communications and the Communications Workers of America have tentatively agreed on a new contract following more than a year of negotiations.

The company and the union announced the tentative agreement Monday evening in a news release.

They didn't provide details of the proposal, which must be ratified by union members.

If approved, the proposal would cover about 1,500 Frontier workers in 42 counties.

The existing contract has been extended several times since negotiations began in mid-June 2013.

UPDATE 5/31/14
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Frontier Communications and a union have extended their contract for another month while negotiations continue for workers in West Virginia.

Frontier says a contract extension that was set to expire Saturday will now run through June 28.

It's the sixth contract extension since negotiations between the company and the Communications Workers of America began last June.

The contract originally was scheduled to expire last August. It covers 1,550 workers in West Virginia.

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