Qwest Talks

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

Qwest and members of its largest employee union are still talking, after facing a midnight deadline on Sunday, for coming up with a new contract.

The contract covering 25,000 workers in more than a dozen states is set to expire at midnight.

Union officials say formal talks have been recessed and negotiators have split up to discuss separate issues in hopes of averting a strike.

Qwest officials say the company continues to bargain in good faith but decline to discuss specifics.

The company's mandatory overtime policy is a key sticking point.

The current contract calls for a maximum of eight overtime hours a week and the union says Qwest wants to boost that to 16.

Union members are being asked to start gathering at the Communication Workers of America headquarters in Denver at 6:00 Saturday night.

KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 1678226 - kktv.com/a?a=1678226
Gray Television, Inc.