Major Hedge Fund Owner and FairPoint Investor Says Company Must Treat Workers Fairly

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, September 23, 2014 Contact: Amy Masciola, 202-285-6955, amy.masciola@gmail.com Unions Call on Angelo, Gordon to Push Company to Return to Bargaining Augusta, ME–On September 5th, Angelo, Gordon & Co. president Lawrence Schloss responded to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s request that the hedge fund’s CEO urge FairPoint “to find common ground with its workforce” in the current … Read More

Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster Speaks Out in Support of FairPoint Workers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, September 23, 2014 Contacts: Glenn Brackett, 603-496-8048, ibew2320brackett@myfairpoint.net Don Trementozzi, 401-465-1277, dtrementozzi1400@aol.com Amy Masciola, 202-285-6955, amy.masciola@gmail.com Union Leaders Welcome State and Federal Legislators’ Interventions Manchester, NH–On September 19th, Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster of New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District issued a statement urging FairPoint and the unions representing nearly 2,000 FairPoint employees in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont … Read More

Our Elected Leaders Show Support for Fairness at FairPoint

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Across Northern New England our elected leaders are demonstrating their support for fairness, strong communities, and good jobs. And they’re decrying the corporate greed of Wall Street hedge funds that control FairPoint’s executives. Over 100 N.H. Candidates Sign Strong Statement Supporting FairPoint Workers The New Hampshire AFL-CIO made support for FairPoint workers a key part of its endorsement process during … Read More

News Coverage of NY Comptroller Statements on FairPoint

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News organizations are covering the recent New York State Comptroller’s statement that FairPoint’s hedge fund owner and investors must ensure fair treatment of workers. News stories are linked below. Top New York Finance Official Joins Unions in Urging FairPoint to Resume Negotiations, Bangor Daily News NY Comptroller Involved in FairPoint Dispute, Burlington Free Press

New York State Comptroller Intervenes In FairPoint Labor Dispute

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Calls on Major Hedge Fund Owner and FairPoint Investor to Ensure Fair Treatment of Workers Augusta, ME—On September 3rd, Thomas DiNapoli, Comptroller of the State of New York, wrote to John Angelo, CEO of Angelo, Gordon & Co.—owner of almost 20 percent of FairPoint stock—to express his concern about reports that FairPoint has violated federal law in bargaining with representatives … Read More

Picketing Locations and Times

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Members of IBEW Locals 2320 (New Hampshire), 2326 (Vermont), and 2327 (Maine), and CWA Local 1400 (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont) are ON STRIKE against FairPoint Communications and picketing worksites across the three states during business hours (generally between 6 am-6 pm). We will make every effort to keep this list of picket locations updated. As we confirm locations and times, … Read More

Mobilization Update, Sept. 4, 2014

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Dear Sisters and Brothers, First, we want to thank every member of our four local unions for your continued support of our Bargaining Team and your unity with each other during this incredibly challenging time. We understand that many of you have questions about the company’s imposition of terms and conditions as well as our strategy going forward. We will … Read More

Huge Labor Day Rally in Maine

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“Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Corporate greed has got to go!” Hundreds of FairPoint workers and their supporters turned out for a huge rally in Portland on a sunny Labor Day. Thanks to the Southern Maine Labor Council for organizing a wonderful breakfast program and for supporting our rally and march! Solidarity Forever! U.S. Representative and Democratic candidate for governor, Mike … Read More