Your CWA Frontier Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that we have reached a Tentative Agreement with Frontier regarding the four contracts: CBA 48(Core), CBA 548(Buried Service Wire), CBA 113(Supply Chain) and CBA (55), VZED out of the Austin local. A contract explanation call is being set up in the near future. You will receive the call in number shortly when the details are finalized. Below are some of the highlights from negotiations:
We are now 15 days away from expiration and the Company is showing no sign of wanting to treat Texas better than a second class citizen! They ignore the fact that even though Melanie Williams (V.P. over Texas) stated we are profitable here they continue to want concessions from us while other areas have been given extensions and simple renewals.
Your Committee and the company met in joint session today to discuss in detail proposals handed across the table relating to Supply. The company is still working to answer RFI’s your Committee previously handed to the company.
The Union and the company met this morning. Your Committee addressed the company’s opening statement and the inconsistencies in it and their methods of bargaining, as well as rejecting most of their retrogressive proposals. We continued to express what was critical to the membership and will hold on those proposals.
The end of week three has brought new insight into these negotiations. Lines have been scratched into both sides of the table. But, FEAR NOT Brothers and Sisters, this Committee has its heals dug in and we are here to fight.