Frontier Communications confirmed that members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in five Midwest states ratified a new labor agreement.
The contract, finalized Sept. 24 after almost seven months of negotiations, affects more than 1,100 employees, including 574 employees in Ohio. The new contract also covers employees in Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan. The ratified contract expires in February 2017.
"Facing an increasingly competitive business environment, the CWA and Frontier worked together to reach a contract that was satisfactory to both parties,” Davidson said. “Both sides recognized that we are in this together, and the ratification is a ‘win-win' outcome for employees, customers and the company’s future."