Open Letter to Consolidated CEO C. Robert Udell, Jr.

Amy MasciolaUpdateLeave a Comment

January 17, 2017 C. Robert Udell, Jr. President and CEO Consolidated Communications, Inc. 121 South 17th Street Mattoon, IL 61938 Dear Mr. Udell: As employees of Fairpoint Communications, we look forward to a constructive and cooperative relationship with the Consolidated Communications management team. We believe we all share the goal of providing the best quality service to our customers across … Read More

IBEW Local 2327 Members Raise Thousands for Scholarship Fund

Amy MasciolaFundraiser, UpdateLeave a Comment

Last Sunday, September 25th, members of Local 2327 competed in the Eighth Annual Robert Browne Memorial Golf Tournament. The event raised more than $3,100 for the James H. Mayo Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to members’ kids going to college. Members, their families, and friends turned out for the event at the Fairlawn Country Club and enjoyed a potluck lunch … Read More

Dependent Care Audit: Correct Telephone Number

Amy MasciolaMember Update, UpdateLeave a Comment

Attention FairPoint workers with dependents!   All members with dependents must participate in the Dependent Care Audit. The deadline has been extended to today. You may still get an extension, but you need to call today. The correct telephone number is:   877-304-2479   Once you get your new form, you should return it with your dependent care verification materials … Read More

Maine Unemployment Appeal Update

Amy MasciolaMember Update, Unemployment Insurance, UpdateLeave a Comment

August 31, 2016 Last October, Maine’s Labor Commissioner overturned the decision of the hearing officer in our unemployment case. We appealed that decision. In a big win for FairPoint strikers, the Business Court has remanded the denial of benefits back to the Unemployment Commission with a new set of guidelines for deciding workers’ eligibility for unemployment benefits. Now the employer … Read More

Petitioning FairPoint: Time for a fair contract

Shelley SperryBargaining, UpdateLeave a Comment

Bargaining is in full swing now for FairPoint Telcom workers whose contract expires on Monday, April 4. In a petition signed and delivered this week, members called on Executive Vice President Peter Nixon to reach an agreement that includes affordable healthcare and reasonable wage increases. Unfortunately, the company has already rejected several of the bargaining team’s proposals and offered a … Read More