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

FairPoint, IBEW, AND CWA REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENTS

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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

A Message From Our Bargaining Team

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January 31, 2015 Dear Sisters and Brothers, The negotiations between our bargaining team and the company under the auspices of the federal mediator are continuing. The gag order imposed by the mediator remains in place. Therefore, we will not comment on the negotiations other than to echo the mediator’s statement from last week that we continue to make progress. However, … Read More

FMCS Joint Statement on Behalf of IBEW, CWA, and FairPoint

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January 24, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Allison Beck, Acting Director of the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), issued the following statement today on behalf of FairPoint Communications, Inc., the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and the Communications Workers of America (CWA): “FairPoint Communications, Inc., the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Council T-9 and the Communications Workers of … Read More