FairPoint Workers Picket Portland Headquarters to Protest Company’s Refusal to Compromise on Layoffs

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For Immediate Release: June 18, 2015 Contact: Amy Masciola, 202-285-6955, amy.masciola@gmail.com Workers Say Drastic Cuts Will Further Erode Service Quality PORTLAND, ME — Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Communications Workers of America (CWA) who work for FairPoint Communications conducted informational picketing at company headquarters on Davis Farm Road in Portland today to protest the company’s … Read More

Update on Unemployment Insurance for Maine Members

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June 8, 2015—We got some good news today for members in Maine. The Maine Department of Labor Bureau of Unemployment Compensation, issued its decision regarding our appeal for unemployment insurance (UI). The Chief Administrative Hearing Officer found that there was no “stoppage of work” during our strike, and therefore members of IBEW Local 2327 and CWA Local 1400 who applied … Read More

Member Update for June 2, 2015

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Leaders of the IBEW locals in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont met with company representatives in Manchester today. We have not concluded an agreement yet. Our proposals are designed to reduce the surplus and increase vacancies within the company. We received a preliminary vacancy list from the company. Seniority is still in dispute because of our disagreement about members’ lost … Read More

Solidarity Days: June 2-3, 2015

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Leaders of the IBEW locals in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont will meet with the company again tomorrow, June 2. CWA leaders will meet with the company on Wednesday, June 3. As we explained last week, our goal is to reduce the surplus and create more vacancies and opportunities for movement within the company, among other things. Although we have … Read More