Frontier Communications declares bankruptcy

Frontier’s front-line employees have a unique insight into the challenges -- and opportunities -- that the company faces. Unfortunately, Frontier’s management did not engage with CWA members or leadership as part of their negotiations with creditors, denying their workforce a much-needed voice in the future of the company. CWA members expect to have input in the direction of the company as the bankruptcy process goes forward.

“The need for high-speed, reliable communications services is more evident now than ever before, said CWA in a statement. “Our position has been clear -- Frontier needs the debt relief and financial flexibility to invest in its network and its employees, so that it can provide the service that its customers want and deserve.”

CWA urged Frontier and its creditors to work quickly to put Frontier on a strong financial footing and prioritize the long-term gains that will come from investment in Frontier’s network over extracting cash from the company for short-term profit.

CWA's FAQ on the bankruptcy is available here.

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CWA statement on Frontier Communications bankruptcy (CWA, Apr. 15, 2020)