CWA Braces for Battle With Altice USA
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- Negotiations opened today for a first collective bargaining contract for 52 workers at Altice in Beckley and Logan, West Virginia, where Altice provides cable, phone and internet services under its Suddenlink brand. The CWA union bargaining team emphasized the need for Altice to negotiate a fair contract with its workers that improves job security and puts a stop to the company outsourcing work to contractors.
“Altice’s workers and customers deserve better than this,” said Patrick Adkins, a member of CWA’s bargaining team from CWA Local 2002. “It’s time for Altice to come to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair contract with CWA members to stop this trend of outsourcing that’s harming our communities.”
In addition to the negotiations in West Virginia opening today, CWA members at Altice in New York are also in bargaining with the company for a first contract.