CWA members prepare for possible Frontier bankruptcy

CWA members and retirees joined a town hall call with CWA President Chris Shelton, CWA District 9 Vice President Frank Arce, and CWA General Counsel Pat Shea to discuss the possible bankruptcy situation at Frontier Communications. Listen to the recording of the call here.

"I've reached out to the new CEO Bernie Han to meet and talk about how we can work together to build the company," said President Shelton. "We can work with Frontier to push back on the hedge funds that want to keep Frontier loaded up with debt and unable to invest. We can work together to improve operations so customers are getting timely service and the company can bring in new business. Bernie showed no interest in engaging with us on any issues that are important to our members. He's looking to shut us out until all the decisions have been made." Shelton urged everyone on the call to leave messages with their supervisors requesting the new CEO meet with the union.

"It's critical that Frontier members in California and across the country stand up and take action now. Frontier retirees also need to be engaged in this fight as well. The company can make decisions that impact retirement benefits in bankruptcy. This is an all hands on deck situation," said Arce. CWA's contract with Frontier in California expires later this year.

As state regulators in several states investigate service quality issues at Frontier, CWA members have been calling on the company to invest in its network and workforce to improve service quality in Ohio and Minnesota.

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CWA members prepare for possible Frontier bankruptcy (CWA, Feb. 20, 2019)