Member Update for May 26, 2015

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Leaders of IBEW locals in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont met with company representatives in Manchester, NH, today. Our goal was to present proposals to the company that would reduce the surplus and create more vacancies and opportunities for movement within the company. We had an energetic exchange of ideas; however, we have not reached any agreement yet. Although we … Read More

Member Update for May 19, 2015

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We understand that many of you are angry and anxious after the company announced Friday that it will surplus approximately 214 positions across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (209 NNE and 5 Telcom positions). In an effort to provide as much accurate and timely information as possible, we will be sending you frequent updates over the coming weeks. Contract Publication … Read More

FairPoint Announces Layoff of More Than 10% of Northern New England Workforce

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For immediate release: May 15, 2015 Contact: Amy Masciola, 202-285-6955, amy.masciola@gmail.com Unions Say Cuts Will Further Erode Service Quality AUGUSTA, ME — FairPoint Communications announced today that it will lay off 219 employees in its northern New England operations, which represents more than 10% of its workforce in the region. Members of both the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) … Read More

FairPoint Announces Surplus Positions

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We were extremely disappointed and disheartened to learn today that the company has announced a surplus of approximately 260 positions across 17 states. Please note, we anticipate the number surplussed in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont to be fewer than 260. We are still gathering details about the situation and will provide accurate information as quickly as possible. We will … Read More