Sunday, August 17, 2008

Qwest Reaches Tentative Agreement with Unions

Qwest Communications announced three-year tentative agreements with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). The proposed contract will apply to nearly 20,000 CWA members and nearly 200 IBEW members in Montana.

Commenting on the agreement, the CWA noted that general wage increases totaled more than 9 percent compounded over the contract term. Sales employees receiving commissions received an increase in their base salary as well. The settlement also provides a 3 percent increase in pension bands. Workers providing directory assistance services were brought under the main CWA agreement and will receive a wage increase in the third year of the contract. http://www.qwest.com