Denver, Colo. — Following is a statement by Communications Workers of America District 7 on the tentative agreement reached with CenturyLink. The CWA CenturyLink bargaining team has reached a five-year tentative agreement with the company that provides employment security for 11,000 CWA-represented workers in 13 states. The proposed agreement provides lump sum increases and wage increases. It also provides new limitations on CenturyLink’s ability to contract out and move call center work outside the footprint, and includes a commitment to return jobs that have been outsourced and offshored. Details are being provided to CWA District 7 members and locals, and a ratification vote will be scheduled. This proposed agreement covers Legacy Qwest CenturyLink members in these states: Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Iowa. CenturyLink workers in Montana are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
CWA locals will be presenting the info to the rank and file after IBEW Local 206 TAs on their agreement.
According to Reed Roberts, CWA chief negotiator, ” We [CWA and IBEW] went into this together and we will finish this together.”
Read more at: http://www.cwa-union.org/news/entry/cwa_district_7_announces_tentative_agreement_with_centurylink