Senator Schumer says the CEO for Windstream has told him none of the 700 local Windstream jobs in Rochester will be impacted despite news that the company has filed for bankruptcy.
Senator Schumer pushed to receive assurances that no jobs in Rochester would be impacted by the companies Chapter 11 filing.
Windstream declared bankruptcy after a judge ruled the company had to forfeit $310 million and the company was forced to conduct a financial re-evaluation.
“I spoke with Windstream Services CEO Tony Thomas, and told him that protecting the roughly 700 jobs in Windstream’s Rochester operation is crucial and should be a top priority during the company’s bankruptcy proceedings and financial reorganization. I was very pleased by Mr. Thomas’s assurances that the company will not be cutting any jobs in Rochester and that day-to-day operations will remain unaffected,” said Senator Schumer in a statement. “Windstream is a top-notch provider of internet and phone services in the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region, and most importantly, of roughly 700 good-paying jobs. Windstream’s dedication to the Rochester workforce – which can compete with any in the world – is admirable and well-founded, and I’ll keep doing whatever I can to help – and will continue to watch like a hawk to see that jobs are preserved in Rochester.”