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April 1, 2020


On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the election committee counted the ballots returned for the Tentative Agreement that was reached and certifies that the agreement has not ratified. The Bargaining Chair will be reaching out to the company to schedule dates to return to the table to negotiate.

February 28, 2020

Windstream Bargaining Report #9

Your CWA 6171 Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a Tentative Agreement with Windstream. We appreciate everyone supporting the committee during these long days of negotiations.  We were up against a tall task, with Windstream in bankruptcy, to balance getting a fair and just agreement and recognizing where the company finances and stock prices are currently. 

February 28, 2020 — News

Windstream Bargaining Report #8

Today was a big day in negotiations as the company made some beneficial movement on several outstanding proposals. We passed counters back and forth and we feel we are in a good place going into expiration day. Tell your manager we want a fair contract and wear black tomorrow.

February 25, 2020 — News

CWA District 6 - Windstream - Bargaining Report #5

We resumed negotiations today, February 24, 2020 and we keep in the forefront of our minds that our current CBA expires this Friday, February 28, 2020 at midnight. We met with the company multiple times today and continued researching their proposals and how they would affect us collectively. The company countered a couple of their initial proposals after your Bargaining Committee rejected them at the end of our last session on February 14, 2020.

February 14, 2020 — News

CWA District 6 - Windstream - Bargaining Report #4

Your Bargaining Committee finished out the first week of bargaining today. Many items were thoroughly discussed including but not limited to the movement of work, holidays, vacation, pensions and the medical plans. We are working diligently to get as much clarification and information from the company on their intent and reasoning as possible. The company passed a proposal regarding the cancellation of Retiree Life Insurance.