As a member of one of the Northern New England communities served by FairPoint Communications, I express my support for the FairPoint workers who are fighting to protect good, middle-class jobs that strengthen our communities. These hard-working men and women build, maintain, and service our critical telecommunications network.

I strongly urge FairPoint management to treat these workers with respect and to bargain in good faith to reach a fair agreement that allows workers, the company, and our communities to prosper.