The current contract, which covers Frontier's 1,600 West Virginia union workers, was set to expire Aug. 2 at midnight.
The CWA and company representatives have been negotiating a month on a new contract, but have yet to reach an agreement. Neither side believed they would be able to complete talks before the contract expires Friday night, according to a press release from the union.
On Thursday, the union agreed to a request from Frontier representatives to extend the current contract to Oct. 12.
This is the first contract Frontier has negotiated with its union workforce, which it inherited when it acquired Verizon's West Virginia landline operations in 2010.
Union workers have said they want the company to continue providing benefits at current levels, as well as continue to improve customer service and infrastructure investments in the state.
Lottery postpones upgrade deadline
The state Lottery announced Thursday it is extending the deadline for upgrading the central computer system that controls state video lottery machines until 2018.
The contract for the Lottery's current AEGIS computer system, provided by Scientific Games International, was set to expire in January 2016.
The system controls and regulates about 16,000 casino and tavern video lottery machines across the state. Retailers and machine owners had expressed concerns that upgrading to a new software system could prove too costly for their businesses.
After conducting talks with retailers and officials at Scientific Games, Lottery Director John Musgrave announced Thursday the contract for the current system had been extended through Jan. 31, 2018.
"This agreement will maximize the lifespan of our system and ultimately save both the state and limited video lottery operators and retailers from the very costly process of making a system change at an earlier date," Musgrave said.
The current system has been in place since 2006.