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center_img Twitter Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website FeaturedNewsWatchState News Frontier Communications Workers in West Virginia and Virginia on Strike to Save Good Jobs and Protect Service Quality By Tyler BarkerMar 04, 2018, 09:12 am 531 0 Next PostW.V. Democratic Party Releases Statement On Teacher Pay Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at [email protected] CHARLESTON, W.Va.— After ten months of negotiations, members of the Communications Workers of America have not been able to reach agreement on a fair contract with Frontier Communications. As a result, 1,400 Frontier Communications workers in West Virginia and in Ashburn, VA went on strike at 12:01 am on Sunday, March 4.Picket locations for media listed below.“We have been very clear throughout the bargaining process that our top priority is keeping good jobs in our communities,” said Ed Mooney, Vice President of CWA District 2-13. “Going on strike is never easy. It’s a hardship for our members and the customers who we are proud to serve. But the job cuts at Frontier have gone too far — we know it and Frontier’s customers know it. It’s time for Frontier to start investing in maintaining and rebuilding its network in West Virginia.”An analysis of informal complaints filed with the West Virginia Public Service Commission shows that complaints have increased steadily over the past three years, rising 69% from 639 complaints in 2014 to 1,072 complaints in 2017. Since Frontier acquired Verizon’s landlines in West Virginia in 2010, the company has cut over 500 good, middle-class jobs in the state.“We’re taking a stand,” said Johnny Bailey, President of CWA Local 2276 in Bluefield, WV. “Customers are waiting way too long to have their problems resolved, and too often we’re back fixing the same problems over and over again. Frontier is leaving West Virginia behind. The network has been neglected and there are just not enough experienced, well-trained workers left to handle the service requests.”Members of the Communications Workers of America have been negotiating with Frontier since last May. The contract was originally set to expire on August 5, 2017, was extended until November 4, and then extended again until March 3.PICKET LOCATIONS:CWA Local 20011500 MacCorkle Ave., Charleston, WV9542 Route 152, Wayne, WV601 5th Street, New Haven, WV215 Clay Street, St Marys, WV32 Craddock Way, Poca, WV518 Main St, Clay, WV66 North Pinch Road, Elkview, WVCWA Local 20021014 Old Logan Road, Logan, WV405 Hinchman St., Logan, WV58 Resource Lane, Foster, WV501 Logan St., Williamson, WV305 Main St., Man, WVFranklin Ave., Madison, WVCWA Local 20041325 Airport Blvd., Morgantown, WV145 Fayette St., Morgantown, WVCollins Ferry Rd. and University Ave., Suncrest, WV289 Pricketts Fort Rd., Fairmont, WV214 Monroe St., Fairmont, WVCWA Local 20063000 West St., Weirton, WV910 3rd St., New Martinsville, WV995 Mt De Chantal Rd., Wheeling, WV1515 Chapline St., Wheeling, WV115 Pike St., Weirton Heights, WVCWA Local 2007435 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV120 Appalachian Dr., Beckley, WV200 Woodlawn Ave., Beckley, WV209 Chestnut Ave., Oak Hill, WV3215 Mountaineer Hwy., Maben, WVCWA Local 20091135 6th Ave., Huntington, WV4500 Altizer Ave., Huntington, WV1285 W Main St., Milton, WV2018 Mt Vernon Ave., Pt Pleasant, WVCWA Local 2010280 North Baxter St., Sutton, WV134 Center Ave., Weston, WV355 Dewberry Trail, Buckhannon, WV34 South Florida St., Buckhannon, WV525 Davis Ave., Elkins, WVCWA Local 2011483 Brushy Fork Rd., Bridgeport, WV428 W Main St., Clarksburg, WVCWA Local 2105117 Tavern Rd., Martinsburg, WV200 Carskadon Lane, Keyser, WVCWA Local 2276300 Bland St., Bluefield, WV226 Labrador Dr., Bluefield, WV401 Lazenby Ave., Princeton, WV917 Harrison St., Princeton, WV257 Virginia Ave., Welch, WVRoute 52 – 18774 Coal Heritage Rd., Welch, WVlast_img

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