Frontier says union contract ratified
Frontier Communications Corp. announced that two Communications Workers of America locals representing 142 Frontier employees have ratified separate labor contracts with the company.
The agreements were ratified by Local 2276, which represents Frontier employees in the Bluefield, Princeton and Welch areas, and Local 2001, which represents employees in the Bruceton Mills, Clay, Grantsville, Parsons, New Haven, Rupert, Wayne and Worthington areas.
Frontier spokesman Dan Page said the contract with Local 2276 is retroactive to April 15, 2012, and expires on April 15, 2015. The contract with Local 2001 is retroactive to Aug. 1, 2011, and expires on Aug. 1, 2015, Page said.
Each contract has wage increases of 2.5 percent in the first year, 2.5 percent in the second year, 2.0 percent in the third year and 2.5 in the fourth year, Page said. In addition, the first three years of each contract include 50-cent-per-hour wage increases.
The contracts also contain modest annual cost-sharing increases and changes in health care benefits, Page said.
Another contract between Frontier and the union covers more than 1,600 workers. It expires Aug. 3, 2013. Frontier also has a labor agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union.