Frontier Takes Legal Action Against Protesting Employees

CHARLESTON– Telecommunications company Frontier Communications has requested an injunction against its protesting employees.

About 1,400 employees in West Virginia and Ashburn, Virginia, represented by the Communication Workers of America union have been striking since March 4 after union leaders and the company failed to reach a contract agreement.

News outlets report the company filed the request Thursday for the court’s “assistance to protect life, limb and property.” The filing says the union and its affiliated members have “embarked down a dangerous and lawless road,” noting more than 100 incidents of abuse including threatening employees and blocking property access.

But the vice president of the union’s District 2-13, Ed Mooney, says union’s members are following the law and that the filing is an attempt by Frontier Communications to subdue strikers through the courts.

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