Striking FairPoint Workers Rally in Brunswick

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For Immediate Release: Saturday, November 15, NOON Contact: Amy Masciola, 202-285-6955, Amy.Masciola@gmail.com Striking FairPoint Workers Rally in Brunswick with BIW Union Members and Mid-Coast Allies FairPoint strike takes center stage in Brunswick today as strikers rally with union members from Bath Iron Works and other Mid-Coast supporters. 2,000 Maine, N.H., Vt. strikers fighting the North Carolina-based company’s push to slash … Read More

Customers: Please Report FairPoint Service Troubles

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FairPoint management wants elected representatives and regulators to believe that everything is just fine and that they can run their business without the highly qualified workers who’ve been on strike since October 17th. While customers and striking workers know that’s not true, elected representatives and regulators must hear the truth from their constituents about the reality on the ground. We … Read More

Over 100 N.H. Candidates Sign Strong Statement Supporting FairPoint Workers

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The New Hampshire AFL-CIO made support for FairPoint workers a key part of its endorsement process during this year’s elections. See the full list of Granite State candidates who signed the strong statement below: “As an elected official or a candidate for office in New Hampshire that has been endorsed by the New Hampshire AFL-CIO, I support the FairPoint workers … Read More

Relief Fund to Aid Striking FairPoint Workers in Northern New England

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Some 2,000 telecommunications workers are currently on strike against FairPoint Communications in northern New England. We are members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Communications Workers of America (CWA), and many of us have been installing, repairing, and expanding phone and Internet service in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for decades. FairPoint is New England’s largest telecom … Read More

Thank You to All Our Friends

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To all the small businesses, families, community organizations, union brothers and sisters, and individuals who have expressed support in our strike against FairPoint: THANK YOU We expect this battle to be a long one, and we are grateful every single day for all you’ve done to help us stand strong against corporate greed. The company wants to take millions of … Read More

New Hampshire Governor Weighs in on FairPoint

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 17, 2014 New Hampshire Governor Hassan’s Statement on FairPoint Communications Boston, MA—Governor Maggie Hassan today issued the following statement on the strike by FairPoint Communications workers: “The work done by the employees of FairPoint Communications is critical to our state’s communications infrastructure, our public safety systems, and our regional economy, with businesses and consumers across New … 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

Maine House Members stand with union FairPoint workers

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WATCH this video from Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) in support of our fight for fairness.   MICHAUD STATEMENT ON ONGOING FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS NEGOTIATIONS Jul 24, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC –U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud released the following statement today regarding the ongoing labor negotiations between labor unions and FairPoint Communications. The unions – CWA and IBEW – represent 2,000 FairPoint employees, including … Read More