Maine Workers Testify in Favor of “Raise the Bar” Bill

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For immediate release: February 26, 2014 Contact: Pete McLaughlin: 207-623-2901, PeteMcLaughlin@ibew2327.org Supporters Say Bill is Vital to Protect Maine Consumers and Employees   Augusta, ME—At the Maine State House today, employees of FairPoint Communications testified at a legislative hearing in favor of LD 1761, the “Raise the Bar” bill. They described to legislators how the bill will protect consumers and … Read More

IBEW and CWA Members Train as Mobilizers in Vermont

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On February 12th, 25 members of IBEW Local 2326 and CWA Local 1400 met in Burlington, Vermont, to train as Member Mobilizers for the Fairness@FairPoint campaign.  The workers learned what being a Mobilizer is all about, including the kinds of tactics that will be used in their campaign to win a fair contract. They practiced one-on-one conversations with their fellow … Read More

IBEW Members Monitor Hearings on Phone Surcharge

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Members of IBEW Local 2327 want all Maine’s citizens—including the poor and elderly in rural areas of the state—to have access to reliable phone service. That’s why members of Local 2327 have attended several hearings before the Maine state legislature since January 28. The hearings are about a pending bill, known as LD1479, which requires the legislature to approve increases … Read More

Call Center Workers Lobby Maine Legislature in Support of Bill to Keep Call Center Jobs in Maine

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For immediate release: February 6, 2014 Contact:  Jenn Nappi:  207-329-3788, JennNappi@ibew2327.org Supporters Say Bill Will Benefit State’s Economy Augusta, ME—At a press conference in the Maine State House Hall of Flags, members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Communications Workers of America (CWA), along with Senator Troy Jackson (D-Allagash) and Matt Schlobohm of the Maine AFL-CIO, called on … Read More