He also said the company needs to honor its promises to build the broadband infrastructure in the state.
"Frontier has an obligation to the workers that provide the service to the communities, but they also have a responsibility to these communities as well," Collins said.
"Frontier must keep the promise to deliver high-speed Internet to all communities across West Virginia," he said.
Frontier has already reached agreements with members of two CWA locals as well as members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Dana Waldo, Frontier senior vice president and general manager for West Virginia, said the company was able to reach agreements with those groups and expects the same for the next round of negotiations.
"Frontier provides its employees with very competitive wages and benefits," Waldo said. "Frontier once again will bargain in good faith, just as it has done in recent negotiations that led to contract ratifications in West Virginia with CWA Locals 2276 and 2001 and IBEW Local 317."
He also said the company would continue to invest in improvements to communications service across the state.
"During the past three years, Frontier Communications has invested nearly $300 million to deliver unprecedented improvements and advancements to West Virginia's communications infrastructure," Waldo said. "We remain committed to that task."
With several months to go before the current contract expires, Harris said she was optimistic an agreement that works for both the company and the union members could be reached.
"We always go into these negotiations with an open mind," Harris said. "We're hoping things go very well."
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