An Open Letter to Members of IBEW Locals 2320, 2326, and 2327 and CWA Local 1400 at FairPoint

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Dear Sisters and Brothers, We write to you today at a crucial moment in the life of our Unions. The Company has imposed terms and conditions on us that would outrage any union member anywhere. Have no doubt. We are outraged. We are disgusted. And, we are fighting back. We urge every member to rest assured: your Bargaining Committee is … Read More

News Organizations Cover Bargaining Breakdown, Picketing, and Rallies

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Across Northern New England, news organizations covered FairPoint workers’ picketing in response to the company leaving the bargaining table on August 27 and declaring an “impasse.” Coverage expanded over Labor Day weekend to cover major rally in Portland. News coverage in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampsire linked below. In MAINE FairPoint Workers Rally in Bangor Against Wall Street Greed, Bangor … Read More

FairPoint Walks Away From Bargaining Process, Declares Impasse

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 28, 2014 Contacts: For IBEW 2327, Maine: Peter McLaughlin, 207-623-2901, PeteMcLaughlin@ibew2327.org For CWA 1400: Don Trementozzi, 401-465-1277, dtrementozzi1400@aol.com Unions Accuse Company of Federal Labor Law Violations Augusta, ME–Unions representing nearly 2,000 employees of FairPoint Communications in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont met with the company on August 27 in Nashua, NH. The unions made a comprehensive … Read More

Emergency Bargaining Update

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As we said in our earlier update, your bargaining team met with the company on Wednesday in Nashua where we made a new comprehensive proposal. After keeping your bargaining team waiting for more than 4 hours, the company’s chief negotiator said they had to consult with their management team and left the meeting. In true cowardly fashion, the company waited … Read More

Bargaining Update, August 27, 2014

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Your bargaining team met with the company today, Wednesday August 27. The unions made yet another comprehensive contract proposal. The company has not countered any union proposal in three weeks. Despite having fifteen management representatives on the bargaining team, the company’s chief negotiator said he needed to consult with management and they will get back to us. The unions, once … Read More

Informational Picketing on August 28

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Confirmed List of Informational Picketing Locations for Thursday, August 28 Members and allies will conduct informational picketing at the following confirmed sites and times on Thursday, August 28. There may be pickets at other FairPoint worksites. As we confirm locations and times, we will add to this list. Members and supporters are asked to wear Red and carry only authorized … Read More

Bargaining Team and the Company Will Meet August 27th

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Our Bargaining Team will meet with the company tomorrow, Wednesday, August 27, at noon in Nashua, NH. To support our team, let’s ALL wear RED and put on those buttons. Email pictures of your most creative expressions of SOLIDARITY to FairnessAtFairPoint@gmail.com, and we will post throughout the day. Let’s make it wall-to-wall red tomorrow brothers and sisters! Union Strong!! We … Read More

Informational Picketing, August 21

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Confirmed List of Informational Picketing Locations for Thursday, August 21 Members and allies will conduct informational picketing at the following confirmed sites and times on Thursday, August 21. There may be pickets at other FairPoint worksites. As we confirm locations and times, we will add to this list. Members and supporters are asked to wear Red and carry only authorized … Read More

Company Reviewing Union Proposal

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Your bargaining committee and the company met on Wednesday and Thursday. On Thursday morning the bargaining committee passed a significant comprehensive proposal. The company caucused briefly and then said they would review. In the presence of the federal mediator, the company refused to meet again on Thursday or set dates for additional meetings. Your bargaining team remains committed to reaching … Read More