West Virginia

Communications workers are striking in West Virginia

Union officials say they have concerns with Frontier Communications

WEST VIRGINIA - UPDATE: Frontier Communications workers in West Virginia and Ashburn, Virginia went on strike at 12:01 am Sunday, March 4. 

Officials with the Communications Workers of America Union say 1,400 of their workers will be striking in various locations across the state until an agreement is reached. 

CWA Local 2105 will strike in Martinsburg at 117 Tavern Road starting at 8 am on Monday, March 5. 

More details will be released later. 

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West Virginian communications workers say they're ready to strike if an agreement is not reached with the Frontier Communications Corporation.

Contracts between Frontier and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union will expire at midnight on March 3. The international vice president of the CWA issued an apology to customers in the case a strike does happen. He says they have been negotiating and expressing their issues since May.

"We're moving towards an agreement," explained Edward Mooney, the Vice President of CWA district 2-13. "The major issues are still there which are: job security, employment security and also getting the company to commit to keep these jobs here. Keep our good middle class jobs here in West Virginia and Northern Virginia and keep serving our customers."

Frontier Communications was not available for comment. Union officials say if a strike does happen, service will not be immediately cut off for customers; however, workers will not be available to do any work, such as installations or repairs.


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