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

Shelley SperryFairPoint Finances, Layoffs, Mobilization, Press ReleaseLeave a Comment

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

Solidarity Days: June 2-3, 2015

Shelley SperryLayoffs, Member Update, MobilizationLeave a Comment

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

FairPoint Strikers Going Caroling at House of Top Maine Executive

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 23, 2:30 p.m. CONTACT: Jim McNeill, 202-213-1614, Jim@FairnessAtFairpoint.com FairPoint strikers going Christmas caroling today at the home of Mike Reed, the company’s state president in Maine The workers hope for a Christmas miracle, but have lumps of coal as stocking stuffers just in case FairPoint looking increasingly like a lonely Scrooge as public support surges … Read More

FairPoint Strikers Rally in Concord as Public Pressure on Company Grows

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, December 19, Noon–1:00 p.m. CONTACT: Jim McNeill, 202-213-1614, Jim@FairnessAtFairpoint.com Workers and allies are gathering on the State House Lawn in Concord at noon as FairPoint strike enters its tenth week Public officials across New England calling for company to compromise; FairPoint hasn’t moved from initial demand for $700 million in severe cuts Union workers have offered … Read More