Today,  the  CWA Bargaining  Committee  met  to  discuss  Frontier’s  lack  of adequate  movement  concerning  Job Security,  Wages  and TPA.

Your Bargaining Committee has met with Frontier’s committee several days regarding the topics mentioned below.

The Orange Bargaining Committee continues to meet with the Company. As previously reported, we are making progress and have tentative agreements on many important issues.  There are only a few issues left to reach an agreement, but they are important issues. We need all of you to keep up the fight and put pressure on AT&T. It’s been 5 years since so many of you had enough and walked out on the company in a historic strike at Mobility.
The Orange Bargaining Committee continues to meet with the Company every day, and unfortunately there is not a lot of positive movement to report. As we have said many times, Medical Benefits are a major issue. It is disgraceful that a company that makes so much money continues to offer benefits proposals that will raise costs for many members that need the benefits the most.
Your Bargaining Team continues to meet with the Company on a daily basis. As we have stated multiple times, we are engaged in discussions specifically related to each group in the Orange Contract. We also spend a significant amount of time working on the issues that affect everyone equally such as scheduling, medical and compensation.
After a bad start to bargaining this week, we did have some progress in more recent bargaining sessions. The progress is not nearly enough to get us to a contract. Medical benefits are still a real sticking point and we remain very far apart. In a world where we are dealing with a pandemic and the physical and emotional stress caused by the pandemic, the Company is trying to increase cost for benefits and medications.

In a memo from Vice President Frank Arce to the District 9, Local Presidents of the Frontier Bargaining Unit, the results were announced.

The results were received from the vendor, Ballot Point, contracted to conduct the ratification vote on behalf of the Frontier bargaining unit.

Results: The Membership overwhelmingly voted to reject the tentative agreement.

The elected Bargaining Committee has been informed. Please remain on standby for additional communications.

You are more than welcome to share this communication with your membership.

The Union Bargaining Committee continues to meet with the Company every day. Today, the company passed one of the most offensive and concessionary proposals we have seen from them in many years. After your bargaining team expressed their outrage at the Company’s proposal, the Company immediately withdrew their concessionary proposal.
After three weeks of bargaining, the Union and the Company remain far apart on many major issues. Your Bargaining Team will not settle for a deal that we do not believe is fair and equitable, so we have agreed to a two-week contract extension. We believe that AT&T could have easily reached a deal within the last two weeks, we are not asking for anything unreasonable or undeserved.
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