Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Qwest Reaches Tentative Settlement with Union

Qwest Communications and the Communications Workers of America reached a tentative three-year labor agreement that covers 25,000 Qwest workers in 13 states. Among the highlights:

  • A wage increase of 7.5 percent over the three-year contract term.

  • Employees will continue to have employer-paid health care, with changes to the out-of-pocket cost structure that will reduce overall costs for many workers. There is a new enrollment fee for spouse and family coverage. Retired workers also will maintain their employer-paid health care, with some offsetting changes to retiree life insurance coverage.

  • Continuation of the 8-hour limit on mandatory overtime per week, enabling workers to balance their work and family lives.


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