CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Frontier Communications is extending the current labor contract with the Communications Workers of America until mid-October.

Both parties announced Thursday that they’ve agreed to extend the current contract, which covers 1,600 employees in West Virginia, until October 12 while negotiations continue. 

The extension comes after both sides decided they would be unable to complete negotiations for a new contract before the original expiration date of August 2 at midnight.

The contract covers former Verizon employees who became Frontier employees when Frontier Communications purchased Verizon’s landlines in West Virginia as part of a multi-state, $8.6 billion deal in 2009.

The employees, represented by the CWA, have been in negotiations on a new contract with Frontier for the past month.

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  • CaptainQ

    Glad I don't have Frontier phones/internet/cable/anything!

  • Shawn

    Frontier needs to focus on providing good service, which they do not. Rude customer service people and poor performance. I spent almost 2 years with unusable internet because they just kept expanding customer base after Verizon left. They overloaded the infrastructure. If I had access to cable, I would dump them in a heartbeat.