CWA votes to authorize Qwest strike
Sunday, August 10, 2008
of Communications Workers of America District 7 voted to
authorize a strike against Qwest if negotiations fail to produce
a new contract, union officials said Saturday night.
The CWA said 93 percent of the approximate 14,000 members who
voted over the past three weeks approved the measure that would
allow union leaders to call a strike. About 18,900 Qwest
workers are CWA members.
Contract negotiations on wages, health-care benefits and job
outsourcing have been taking place since July 8. The
existing contract expires August 16.