DENVER, August 16, 2005 ? Qwest Communications Inc. (NYSE: Q) tonight said the Communications Workers of America has tentatively agreed to terms of a new three-year contract, covering approximately 25,000 Qwest employees, that meets the future needs of the company and the union.

?We?re pleased that once again the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Qwest have worked together to successfully find solutions to the issues facing our industry,? the company said.

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