CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cincinnati Bell is proud to support the request of our Communications Workers of America employees to pause work on Thursday, June 11, to show solidarity with the millions of Americans demanding racial equality.
Leigh Fox, President and CEO of Cincinnati Bell, has asked that all 4,400 Cincinnati Bell employees across North America stop work on Thursday for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in honor of George Floyd. Floyd died on May 25 in Minneapolis after a police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly 9 minutes.
Cincinnati Bell has approximately 660 employees who are members of the CWA. These employees install service every day to consumers and businesses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Dayton, and make up the backend support of these services.
“Our union employees, through their daily interactions with customers, consistently demonstrate what it means to treat all others with respect,” said Fox. “Our CWA employees are once again showing their concern for the communities we serve by participating in this work pause, and the entire company supports them.”
Christi Cornette, Cincinnati Bell’s Chief Culture Officer, said the company is focused on sustaining a culture of respect and equality at the workplace and in the community.
“There is no better time than now to open the dialogue – a dialogue that must recognize the African-American community continues to be denied equality and justice,” Cornette said. “The CWA is making an important contribution to this conversation through Thursday’s action, and I believe these types of actions can and will have a large, positive impact as we move forward together.”
About Cincinnati Bell Inc.
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) delivers integrated communications solutions to residential and business customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks including high-speed internet, video, voice and data. Cincinnati Bell provides service in areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Hawaii. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States and Canada rely on CBTS and OnX, wholly-owned subsidiaries, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. For more information, please visit www.cincinnatibell.com. The information on the Company’s website is not incorporated by reference in this press release.