Bargaining Update

Dish workers defeat decertification; Alcatel-Lucent contract expires; and Frontier negotiations continue.

Dish Workers Defeat Decertification

Workers at Dish Network in Texas, members of CWA Local 6171, beat back a decertification campaign and voted to keep their CWA representation. CWA members at two Dish locations in Texas, with D6, have been fighting for a first contract for four years.


Alcatel Lucent Contract Expires

The contract covering about 1,000 Alcatel Lucent CWA members expires Saturday night, June 7, and workers are sending another strong message to the company that "we want our place in the future" at another demonstration at the test center in Dublin, Ohio. Workers voted overwhelmingly – with a 94 percent vote – to support a strike if a fair contract can't be reached. Job security remains a big bargaining issue.


Frontier Negotiations Continue

The contract covering 1,600 CWA members at Frontier Communications in West Virginia has been extended until June 28 as negotiations continue.