EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCommunications Workers, Frontier Extend Contract Until Oct. 12
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 2, 2013 10:18 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 2, 2013 11:01 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Frontier Communications announced they would extend the current labor contract for several months that was set to expire at midnight Friday.
The contract, which covers 1,600 employees in West Virginia, will be extended until Oct. 12, according to a news release from the CWA.
CWA agreed to Frontier's request to extend the contract while negotiations continue.
No agreements have yet been reached between the union and the company, and with the deadline approaching, both sides felt they would be unable to complete negotiations before the original expiration date.
The contract covers former Verizon employees who became Frontier employees when Frontier Communications purchased Verizon's landlines in West Virginia as part of a multi-state, $8.6 billion deal in 2009.
The employees, represented by CWA have been negotiating a new contract with Frontier for the past month.
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