The Election Committee counted the ballots today and the contract has ratified. The company will be working on getting the raises and backpay to payroll. The Bargaining Committee thanks those of you that returned your ballots.
Your CWA 6171 Bargaining Committee has reached a new Tentative Agreement with Windstream. We appreciate the patience and support of the committee while we were in further negotiations. We were able to reach a couple of modifications from the first TA. We will have a contract explanation call next Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (CDT) and the tentative Agreement Summary will be posted next week as well as the Election Committee mailing your ballot.
On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the election committee counted the ballots returned for the Tentative Agreement that was reached and certifies that the agreement has not ratified. The Bargaining Chair will be reaching out to the company to schedule dates to return to the table to negotiate.
Your CWA 6171 Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce we have reached a Tentative Agreement with Windstream. We appreciate everyone supporting the committee during these long days of negotiations. We were up against a tall task, with Windstream in bankruptcy, to balance getting a fair and just agreement and recognizing where the company finances and stock prices are currently.