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

Support for FairPoint Workers Grows Among NNE Elected Representatives

Shelley SperryCommunity Support, Layoffs, Sale of FairPointLeave a Comment

FairPoint workers are seeing strong and growing support from all corners of Northern New England as word of FairPoint’s job cuts and planned sale to Consolidated Communications spreads. Union leaders continue to fight the elimination of dozens of positions, announced in late November. Many organizations and elected officials are speaking out, urging Consolidated Communications to stop the planned job cuts and demonstrate that the company … Read More

Union Leaders Cautiously Optimistic About Sale of FairPoint to Illinois-Based Consolidated Communications

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For immediate release, December 5, 2016 Portland, ME—Leaders of unions representing telecom workers in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont responded to the announcement by Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. that it plans to purchase FairPoint Communications in 2017. The sale is subject to approval by both companies’ shareholders and state regulators. “It’s clear that the ill-advised sale of Verizon to FairPoint … Read More