Christmas Coming Early for Children of FairPoint Strikers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 22, 10 a.m. CONTACT: Jim McNeill, 202-213-1614, Jim@FairnessAtFairpoint.com Many of the 1,000-plus toys donated to children of FairPoint strikers are being distributed today on the picket line in South Burlington Public support for strikers is surging; in addition to toy drive, strike relief fund has received nearly $200,000 in donations With strike in its tenth … Read More

Portland Artists Holding Holiday “FunkFest for FairPoint Strikers”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Dec. 22, 8:30 a.m. CONTACT: Amy Masciola, 202-285-6955, amy.masciola@gmail.com Portland’s own Model Airplane, Adam Waxman and Joe Farrell, and special guest Kenya Hall playing holiday fundraiser at Empire on Monday, Dec. 22 Benefit concert is latest surge in support for strikers, whose relief fund has received nearly $200,000 in donations since strike began Public support for … 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

FairPoint CEO Issues Misleading Response to Vermont Governor

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 CONTACT: Jim McNeill, 202-213-1614, Jim@FairnessAtFairpoint.com FairPoint CEO Paul H. Sunu has issued a misleading response to Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s call for company to settle a fair contract Sunu’s letter makes no mention of the more than $200 million in compromises the union has offered, including new health care premiums Letter entirely omits … Read More

FairPoint Internet Outage This Morning Follows Failures of 911, Police and Fire Systems

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 11, 2014 CONTACT: Jim McNeill, 202-213-1614, Jim@FairnessAtFairpoint.com Company’s union workers say that such outages could be common in the future if FairPoint pushes through outsourcing plans Service outages at FairPoint have spiked since company hired out-of-state contractors to replace skilled and experienced workforce Latest breakdown at FairPoint follows failure of Vermont’s 911 network, and outages … Read More

Portland Artists Announce Holiday “FunkFest for FairPoint Strikers”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 10, 2014 CONTACT: Amy Masciola, 202-285-6955, amy.masciola@gmail.com Portland’s own Model Airplane, Adam Waxman and Joe Farrell, and special guest Kenya Hall to play holiday fundraiser at Empire on Monday, Dec. 22 Benefit concert is latest surge in support for strikers, whose relief fund has received nearly $150,000 in donations since strike began Public support for … Read More

Arrest of FairPoint Replacement Worker Raising Serious Concerns About Who Company is Hiring

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 9 CONTACT: Jim McNeill, 202-213-1614, Jim@FairnessAtFairpoint.com FairPoint replacement worker was arrested in Vermont, then found to have outstanding warrants in Missouri The worker, charged with taking a woman’s car and running up $9,000 on her credit card, had probation violations for crimes including auto theft and forgery This and other incidents raise serious concerns about … Read More

Three FairPoint Strikers Hit on Picket Line

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 2 CONTACT: Jim McNeill, Jim@FairnessAtFairpoint.com A FairPoint replacement worker driving across a picket line in Keene, N.H., hit three striking workers at roughly 3 p.m. Tuesday An account of the incident has been posted to the official Facebook page of the unions and is excerpted in full below The three strikers are members of the … Read More

FairPoint Sponsors Conference on Health Care Reform While Slashing Workers’ Health Benefits

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 2, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CONTACT: Jim McNeill, 202-213-1614, Jim@FairnessAtFairpoint.com Strikers will picket Tuesday at Augusta conference on health care reform co-sponsored by FairPoint, which has slashed workers’ health benefits Union workers have offered compromise health plan that includes premiums and would save FairPoint more money than company’s own proposal WHEN: Tuesday, December 2, … Read More

As Cato Closes in on New England, FairPoint Struggles with Service Issues

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 26 CONTACT: Amy Masciola, 202-285-6955, amy.masciola@gmail.com Complaints from FairPoint customers have spiked since telecom company provoked 41-day-old strike Some FairPoint customers in Maine have been without service since Nor’easter of November 2nd FairPoint strikers say company’s attack on skilled workers is hurting region; workers calling for Fair Deal for New England PRESS AVAILABILITY: One-on-one interviews … Read More