Communications Workers of America, Bell Atlantic and
NYNEX Pledge to Work Together in Merged Company
November 6, 1996
Eric Rabe - Bell Atlantic
Susan Kraus - NYNEX
Documents and Resources
The management of NYNEX and Bell Atlantic and the Communications
Workers of America (CWA) have reached an agreement to work together in
the merged company in a partnership based on mutual trust and respect.
The agreement, which was signed by executives from both companies and
the union, is attached.
Following is a statement by CWA President Morton Bahr:
"This agreement, reached after months of discussion, established a
framework for the relationship the CWA will have with new Bell
Atlantic. We are confident there is a mutual trust between the
companies and the CWA that will enable the merged company and the
members of the CWA to grow and succeed together.
"We're certain that through the full utilization of our CWA member's
skills and abilities blended with the most innovative and effective
technologies, we can better serve our communities and our customers,
while providing job security for our members."
NYNEX and Bell Atlantic said, "We are gratified that we have been
to achieve this agreement. Ever since we announced our intentions to
merge, we have made it clear that our employees will be treated fairly
in the new company. We are committed to working for the long-term
benefit of all our employees by creating a strong, vibrant company that
can prosper in a new competitive environment."