At the conclusion of day 13 of negotiations, it is crystal clear to the bargaining team that the company has no interest in a fair and equitable contract. This past week the company said on the record “if you want a new agreement there will be deep, painful, significant concessions.” The lead negotiator for the company Stewart Newman said, “Your … Read More
Upon the conclusion of day 7 of contract negotiations, the IBEW and CWA bargaining committee left the table with more questions than answers. FairPoint and IBEW/CWA brought their healthcare and 401K experts to the table. Both unions expected comprehensive presentations, however the company refused. What we do know is that, under their current proposal, a family could end up paying … Read More
FROM THE BARGAINING TEAM: As anticipated, the company gave us their opening offer today and it’s as bad as we expected. Freezing of all pensions; The elimination of job security language; Unlimited ability to contract out all bargaining unit work; The elimination of retiree health care; The elimination of all existing benefit plans, in favor of high-cost, low-quality benefit plans; … Read More
Joint statement from Peter McLaughlin, IBEW System Council T-9 President, and Don Trementozzi, CWA Local 1400 President, on the start of bargaining with FairPoint As we open bargaining today, the IBEW and the CWA understand that both the Union and the Company must resolve many issues before our current agreement expires Saturday, August 2nd at Midnight. The new contract must … Read More
IBEW Local 2320 Glenn Brackett Business Manager Glenn has been married thirty years and has three grown children, all of whom are union members. He has worked in telecommunications for 35 years, including the last eleven as Business Manager of 2320. His favorite hobbies are fishing, hiking, camping, and reading. Kevin Cavanaugh Steve Soule IBEW Local 2326 Mike Spillane Business … Read More
Our union and management representatives have agreed on a date and location for the beginning of contract negotiations. Bargaining will begin on April 25 in Nashua, NH. More details will be posted here as we have them.
On Monday, March 3rd, 2014, IBEW and CWA representatives met with FairPoint management. We discussed the date and location for upcoming bargaining. No decisions were made. We will continue to keep everyone informed as we go forward.