California — Nearly 2,000 CWA members at Frontier Communications in California who have been on a grievance strike since Friday, August 19, 2022, have reached an agreement with the company.
The workers went on strike to protest the company’s continued subcontracting of work in violation of the collective bargaining agreement between CWA and Frontier and to raise awareness about the risks of using low-road contracting companies for critical telecommunications services. After days of striking, CWA members have won an agreement in which Frontier has committed to restricting subcontracting.
“This is a huge victory for CWA members at Frontier who stayed one day longer, one day stronger on the picket line, and refused to settle for the company’s excuses and empty promises. It’s proof that we can successfully fight back when we come together, mobilize and build solidarity, said CWA Local 9510 Executive Vice President Kenny Williams.
“I am grateful for all of the members of the community who have been persistently supporting CWA members at Frontier and fighting alongside us to protect good jobs and the quality of service our customers receive. Although the issues relating to this grievance are resolved, we are still fighting for a new contract. I have no doubt in my mind that our members are ready, able, and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that Frontier provides quality service and good jobs for Californians,” said CWA District 9 Vice President Frank Arce.