Thursday, October 9, 2008

Qwest and CWA Reach Tentative Agreement

Qwest Communications and the Communications Workers of America reached a new tentative agreement for a 4-year contract covering about 20,000 of Qwest's 35,000 employees.

Results of a ratification vote over the new agreement by Qwest CWA members are expected by Oct. 31. In total, Qwest employs about 35,000 workers.

The pact follows the announcement on Sept. 30 that CWA-represented Qwest workers had voted down a tentative agreement reached during normal bargaining by both parties Aug. 17.