CenturyLink, union reach new tentative agreement

DENVER — CenturyLink’s largest union says it has reached a tentative agreement with the telecommunications company, two weeks after members rejected the previous pact.

Mary Taylor, vice president of Communications Workers of America District 7, says the deal was reached after several bargaining sessions this week. CWA members will decide whether to ratify the agreement during a voting period that begins Monday and ends Oct. 25.

The Denver Post reports details on the differences between the new tentative deal and the one members rejected weren’t disclosed.

Some employees have said they believed the union gave up too much under the rejected deal, with health care costs expected to surge by at least 150 percent.

The CWA represents 12,000 CenturyLink workers in 13 states, including about 2,000 in Colorado.


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