Frontier Bargaining Update

In our meeting with the Company today we received a counter offer allowing members in the EPO Healthcare plan to transition to the closed Healthnet Insurance Plan on a one-time basis. Many of our members transitioned to the EPO Plan prior to the deductible for medical and prescription being applied, this would give those members the opportunity to return to an HMO plan.

The Company counter offered a Work at Home one time opportunity for ONLY 10 members bargaining  unit  wide  to  have  retreat  rights  back  to  their  work  locations.  The  Company  also stipulated that those 10 members would lose all rights to return to Work at Home. Obviously this is a ridiculously insulting proposal and we will be responding accordingly to the Company.

The Company counter offered on the California Paid Sick Leave (CPSL) completely rejecting the Union’s previous proposal. The Company’s proposal continues to only allow personal holidays for these absences and the minimum of 2 hour increments to be utilized when taking CPSL. The Company claims that the Unions proposal violates California Law. The Union is reconvening with our legal counsel to review the Company’s counter proposal.

The Union submitted written proposals on overall Job Security, Call Center Commitment and Call Routing for the life of the contractual agreement. The Company maintained their stance that they will not entertain a lifetime agreement with regards to any Security provisions.



Your Union Bargaining Committee,

Lynn Johnson, CWA Area Director                    Steve Maldonado, CWA Local 9400 Vice President Don Ruiz, CWA Staff Rep                                  Thomas Gardella, CWA Local 9510 Vice President Lisa Shafer, CWA Local 9575 President           Maggie McCormack, CWA Local 9588 President

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