Bargaining Update

Bargaining updates from Wall Street Journal, Cincinnati Bell, and FairPoint Communications.

Wall Street Journal

IAPE-CWA members at the Wall Street Journal and other Dow Jones locations across North America have voted to accept an extension of their previous contract through June 30, 2015. More than 96 percent of ballots were cast in favor of the extension, which will preserve all current terms and conditions of employment for another year and increase wages.

Cincinnati Bell

CWA and Cincinnati Bell have reached a tentative agreement on a new 27-month labor contract representing 850 wireline workers in District 4. The previous three-year agreement expired last Saturday. Read more at Fierce Telecom.


Workers at FairPoint march for a fair contract in Portland, Maine.

FairPoint Communications

On Tuesday, hundreds of CWA and IBEW members in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire staged informational protests Tuesday to educate customers about the FairPoint Communications' plan to outsource union jobs to out-of-state contractors. Collective bargaining agreements covering the majority of employees in northern New England expired on Aug. 2. Negotiations resumed on this week. Read more at the Portland Press Herald.