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Thursday, February 17, 2011

West Virginia Frontier Employees "Frustrated"

February 16, 2011
Frontier workers 'frustrated' by expiring contracts
By Eric Eyre

The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Frontier Communications' union workers are frustrated about expiring labor agreements and slow contract negotiations, the Communications Workers of America said Wednesday.  Frontier's board of directors is meeting this week in Charleston, the site of the company's southeast regional headquarters.

"We felt it was important to let the board know workers around the country from both the new and old Frontier have serious concerns about their jobs," said union spokeswoman Elaine Harris. "We've watched as two labor agreements with Frontier have expired. Talks for those new contracts have dragged on but there's still no agreement in sight."

Contracts between Frontier and union workers in North Carolina and Rochester, N.Y., recently expired.

"It all comes down to simply maintaining quality jobs and benefits," said John Puloski, a CWA representative in Rochester. 

During the next five months, six more employee contracts with Frontier -- including West Virginia ones in Bluefield and St. Marys -- are set to expire.

Frontier CEO Maggie Wilderotter and fellow board members are expected to conclude their meetings in Charleston today.

CWA members have started a campaign called "We're fighting for our future." Union workers also distributed leaflets about stalled contract negotiations at Frontier's regional headquarters at 1500 MacCorkle Ave. S.E. this week.

On July 1, Frontier bought Verizon's telephone landline business in West Virginia and 13 other states as part of an $8.6 billion deal. Frontier picked up nearly 600,000 landlines from Verizon in West Virginia.

Stamford, Conn.-based Frontier has about 2,300 workers in West Virginia, with plans to hire 80 more this year.  

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day !

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We would like to wish all a Happy Valentines Day !!

When you get a chance, if you have not seen this video take time out to watch the Techs and Conversational Expert segments

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Email Sent Today

From: Gil Heim []
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 3:06 PM
To: Decuyke, Catherine
Cc: Slocum, Kathleen; Robbins, Joyce; Schaaff, Tom; Brockert, Shelley; Kalesa, Kathy; Harden, Nancy
Subject: Noble issues

Was talking to customer 9286593214 and lost my Noble “again”  3rd time today.  G001 ext 2464

Was with customer 6514335316 at 9:13 and lost Noble and then hung up my system.  G001 ext 2464

Just lost my caller middle of conversation   AGAIN 


We are still dealing with issues on Noble,  when will I hear from the company that the members will not go down in pay next quarter due to all the issues.

I have still not heard back from Cecilia. With a date that she is available for a meeting.



From: PST Team
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 8:20 PM
Subject: RE: noble Go38

We have had network issues all day across the Enterprise. This greatly impacts Noble on your desktop. Please either turn your PC off and restart it or restart your remote session – whichever is applicable. This should reset your network connection and hopefully improve your issues.

Dave Velleu
Technical Analyst
Projects and Supporting Technologies (PST)

Why was this sent out at 8:20pm and not earlier to all reps?

Joint Statement From Frontier, Centurylink, Qwest & Windstream

Joint Statement by CenturyLink, Frontier, Qwest and Windstream on Chairman Genachowski’s Remarks Today at the Information and Innovation Foundation on Modernizing and Streamlining the Universal Service Fund

2011-02-07 23:35:15 -

The following statement is attributed to CenturyLink Inc., Frontier Communications Corp., Qwest Communications and Windstream Corp. on Chairman Genachowski’s remarks today regarding reform of the Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation.

“CenturyLink, Inc., Frontier Communications, Windstream Communications and Qwest Communications are committed to broadband deployment and providing top-quality communications capabilities to the largely-rural territories we serve. We applaud Chairman Genachowski’s call for comprehensive and rational reform of the nation’s intercarrier compensation regime and Universal Service Fund. We agree that such reform should encompass the pursuit of modernization, fiscal responsibility, accountability, market-driven and/or incentive-based outcomes, and sensible transitions. While there are many important details yet to be worked out, we are eager to participate in the Commission’s process moving forward. It is imperative that any of the proposed changes are focused on true consumer benefit and will facilitate long-term network investment, job creation, and improved broadband and voice services.

The National Broadband Plan highlighted the importance of rural broadband, echoing the priority that FCC Chairman Genachowski has repeatedly given to rural broadband deployment for all providers. We agree that the digital divide within rural America cannot be allowed to persist. We, therefore, look forward to a sensible reform process that creates effective and predictable mechanisms that will serve the public interest by promoting consumer choice through support of existing networks and bringing affordable broadband services to all Americans in high-cost rural areas.”

Frontier Communications Steven Crosby, 916-686-3333SVP,
Government and Regulatory Affairs :