Update on Unemployment Insurance for Maine Members

Shelley SperryMember Update, Strike, Unemployment InsuranceLeave a Comment

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

02-24-15: FairPoint Workers Fear They’re Going to Have to Clean Up Messes Caused by Replacement Workers

Shelley SperryBeyond Northern New England, News Coverage, Service and Safety, Strike, Strike Ends!Leave a Comment

02-24-15 FairPoint Workers Fear They’re Going to Have to Clean Up Messes Caused by Replacement Workers Fox Business (AP Wire story picked up by multiple news outlets) http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2015/02/24/fairpoint-workers-fear-theyre-going-to-have-to-clean-up-messes-caused-by/

Union Members Ratify New Agreements With FairPoint

Amy MasciolaBargaining, Mediation, Press Release, StrikeLeave a Comment

AUGUSTA, ME—After three days of voting, IBEW and CWA members in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have ratified tentative agreements with FairPoint Communications. The new agreements protect good jobs and ensure quality telecommunications service for New England communities. “This is great news for our members, their families, and our communities,” said Peter McLaughlin, chair of the union bargaining committee and … Read More