October 15, 2014: Ballots will be mailed to all eligible members.
October 22, 2014: Any eligible member who has not received a ballot in the mail, at home, may request a duplicate ballot by calling the American Arbitration Association (AAA) at 800 529-5218. If a member requests a duplicate ballot, only that duplicate ballot will be [...]
Unions Say Company Refuses to Compromise to Preserve Reliable Service and Good Jobs
Augusta, ME-At 12:01 a.m. on Friday, October 17th, nearly 2,000 employees of FairPoint Communications (FRP) in northern New England went on strike. Early Friday morning they established picket lines at hundreds of work sites across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
“The company’s actions have [...]
By Tom Bell
FairPoint Communications on Tuesday froze the pensions of nearly 2,000 employees in northern New England, according to unions representing the employees.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America had been in negotiations for a new contract until talks ended in August when the company announced an impasse, paving the [...]
CWA District 1, October 10, 2014
Memo from Dennis Trainor, Assistant to Chris Shelton, Vice President, District One.
We have received a proposal from Verizon regarding a surplus offer. One of the provisions of the Company’s proposal is to offer an option to make this offer on a local by local basis. The National Union has told the [...]
By Brian Mahoney 10-10-2014
The Communications Workers of America, one of the country’s largest unions, may have found a replacement for its outgoing president Larry Cohen. Christopher Shelton, who is Vice President of the northeastern CWA District 1, will run for president of the union next spring. And he appears already to have locked up enough support to win.
Previously Shelton led CWA’s largest district through a three week 45,000-worker Verizon [...]
Peoples Climate March Sunday, September 21
Assemble at 10:15am on south side of 57th St. at Broadway.
The big corporations that are fighting measures to reduce global warming pollution are the same corporate interests that are attacking our wages, benefits and working conditions. We know from our own experience they will do anything to increase their profits, [...]
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The full list is too long to include here, but here are just a few of the progressive leaders we are working to send to Albany in this Tuesday’s Democratic primaries:
Lori Boozer (55th Assembly District) – Lori is a housing advocate who has spent her entire life fighting to secure economic and housing justice for [...]
Augusta, ME–Unions representing nearly 2,000 employees of FairPoint Communications in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont met with the company on August 27 in Nashua, NH. The unions made a comprehensive proposal despite the company’s rejection of several earlier proposals.
The company then waited several hours before notifying the unions by email that the parties are at impasse and that the company would impose its last contract proposals at 12:01 a.m. on August [...]
Verizon has declared a surplus in FAAs 1-6. This surplus has been determined by the Company to be due to a process change, not an external event. The provisions of FAP Articles 8(b) and 10 will not apply. CWA Local 1101 titles affected by the surplus appear in column marked FAA1.
There are a total of 26 declared surplus in FAA 1. [...]