Petitioning FairPoint: Time for a fair contract

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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

Union Members Ratify New Agreements With FairPoint

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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

Ratification Meetings

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Sisters and Brothers, Please plan to attend one of the following ratification meetings. Members of our Bargaining Team will share detailed information about the tentative agreements and answer your questions. Union members will vote on the agreements at these meetings. Results of the voting will not be announced until all meetings have concluded. MAINE Friday, February 20, 9 am Joint … Read More


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February 19, 2015 FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP); System Council T-9 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (AFL-CIO) Locals 2320, 2326, and 2327; and the Communications Workers of America (AFL-CIO) Local 1400 are pleased to announce that today they have reached tentative agreements on the terms for new collective bargaining agreements. The Company and the Unions agree that the … Read More