CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Communication Workers of America and Frontier Communications have agreed to a fifth contract extension.
The latest extension was set to expire Friday but the union announced Thursday evening it’s been extended to May 31, a 37-day extension.
The contract, which originally expired Aug. 2, 2013, covers 1,600 Frontier workers in West Virginia. Health care has been a big sticking point during negotiations.
“We continue to make progress at the negotiating table,” said CWA International Representative Elaine Harris in a prepared statement. “The extension alleviates some of the pressure on everyone involved and it allows us to keep the focus on the issues important to our members, not an upcoming deadline.”