CWA members threaten to call strike at Altice USA

Members of the Communications Workers of America have voted to give union leaders the authority to strike if negotiations fail to result in a 'fair settlement.' #pressrelease

May 31, 2024

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Members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have overwhelmingly voted to give union leaders authority to call a strike at Optimum if negotiations between CWA and the telecom company fail to reach a fair settlement. Optimum is the brand name for telecommunications services provided by Altice USA and its subsidiary Universal Cable Holdings, LLC.

The current four-year contract, covering workers from Beckley to Logan, expired last month. The union workers agreed to a two-month contract extension to give the company more time to reach a fair deal that provides local workers with the pay and benefits they have earned and deserve. The contract extension expires on June 28, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.

"We have shown up, worked hard, and delivered quality service for our community," said Nicholas Mariano, a CWA member employed by Altice. "Now it's time for a contract that gives dedicated, local technicians and our families a better standard of living and secures good jobs for the future."

Read the full press release here.

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