Frontier Communications union members protest retrogressive bargaining

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Maggie McCormick, Communications Workers of America Local 9588, greets union members arriving for the peaceful protest asking Frontier Communications to be fair in bargaining negotiations that end in early September. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
Drumbeats echoed through the Sunday morning quiet downtown Hemet streets signaling the beginning of a CWA union protest of Frontier Communications’ bargaining effort to cut worker salaries and benefits in the Inland Empire. More than 150 Frontier workers and Communications Workers of America union members showed up for the planned protest at 9 a.m., Aug. 15, near the Frontier Communications building behind City Hall at 120 S. Juanita St. Leading the CWA protest was Maggie McCormick, president of CWA Local 9588. “We have over 1,900 employees in our union, of which 800 are Frontier employees,” McCormick said. “We are asking the community for support. We are in bargaining and it’s a retrogressive bargaining on the side of Frontier on the side of the employees.” [gallery t
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