New York State Comptroller Intervenes In FairPoint Labor Dispute

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Calls on Major Hedge Fund Owner and FairPoint Investor to Ensure Fair Treatment of Workers Augusta, ME—On September 3rd, Thomas DiNapoli, Comptroller of the State of New York, wrote to John Angelo, CEO of Angelo, Gordon & Co.—owner of almost 20 percent of FairPoint stock—to express his concern about reports that FairPoint has violated federal law in bargaining with representatives … Read More

News Organizations Cover Bargaining Breakdown, Picketing, and Rallies

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Across Northern New England, news organizations covered FairPoint workers’ picketing in response to the company leaving the bargaining table on August 27 and declaring an “impasse.” Coverage expanded over Labor Day weekend to cover major rally in Portland. News coverage in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampsire linked below. In MAINE FairPoint Workers Rally in Bangor Against Wall Street Greed, Bangor … Read More

News Organizations Cover August 12 Picketing

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Across Northern New England, news organizations covered FairPoint workers’ informational picketing on Tuesday, August 12. Workers from Brunswick, Maine to Milton, Vermont came out in red to support the bargaining team and demand a fair deal from FairPoint. Take a look at the links to coverage below, and check out our Flickr album for great photos here. In MAINE Union … Read More

Maine US Senate candidate supports FairPoint workers

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SHENNA BELLOWS ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR UNION EMPLOYEES IN FAIRPOINT LABOR DISPUTE, CALLS ON MANAGEMENT TO NEGOTIATE FAIRLY AUGUSTA — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows today announced her support for unionized Maine employees at FairPoint Communications in their push for a fair labor contract and called on FairPoint executives to drop efforts to replace them with non-union temporary employees. Bellows … Read More

NH House Committee Endorses Greater Scrutiny of Utility Mergers

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More than thirty FairPoint employees, members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2320, rallied last Wednesday at the State House in New Hampshire in favor of HB1314. By a vote of 10-1, the New Hampshire House Science Technology and Energy Committee voted in favor of the bill, which would create a study committee to look at improving the way … Read More