In Maine: IBEW Local 1837
16 Old Winthrop Road
Manchester, ME 04351
Phone: (207) 623-1030, Fax: (207) 621-8384
In New Hampshire:
680 Central Avenue, Suite 201
Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 743-1652, Fax: (603) 743-1654

IBEW 1837 Hosts Labor-to-Labor Walk from Our New Hampshire Office



October 11, 2008 - What do teachers, sprinkler fitters, and utility workers have in common? They all joined together, along with members of other area labor unions, to walk door-to-door to talk to other union members about the importance of the upcoming election. Launching from our Dover, New Hampshire office, approximately 30 walkers enjoyed a beautiful fall morning while participating in the AFL-CIO's Labor 2008 Political Program.

Every Saturday morning in New Hampshire and Maine, between now and Election Day, walkers will launch from various union halls and offices to blanket our communities. With carefully constructed lists and maps, they'll fan out in teams of two to have good conversations with people from AFL-CIO and Change To Win unions, their household members, and people who have signed up to be a part of the Working America program, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO. They will ask folks what they're thinking about in this election year, who they plan to support, and they'll share information to help undecided voters make up their minds.

"Our members have really enjoyed participating in these Labor Walks," said IBEW 1837 Registrar Matt Beck. "They get to meet other union members who share many of the same thoughts and concerns we all have as union members. We may not always see eye-to-eye on everything, but we have good conversations and learn more about what other people are going through in these difficult times."

Please consider joining us for one of the remaining walks indicated below or call Matt Beck at 207-623-1030 for more information.

NEW HAMPSHIRE LABOR WALKS

Saturday, October 18th
What: Labor to Labor Walk in Portsmouth NH, and Keene, NH
When: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Launching from the LIUNA 976 Hall, 155 West Rd, Portsmouth, NH AND Working Families Win Office, 15 Eagle Court, Keene, NH

Saturday, October 25th
What: Labor to Labor Walk in Manchester NH and Concord NH
When: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Launching from 161 Londonderry Turnpike in Hooksett, NH AND IBEW Local 490, 48 Airport Dr. in Concord, NH

Saturday, November 1st
What: Labor to Labor Walk GET OUT THE VOTE
When:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Multiple Locations TBD

MAINE LABOR WALKS

SATURDAY OCT. 18, 8:30AM – NOON – Bangor/Brewer
Eastern Me Labor Council, 20 Ivers St., Brewer

SATURDAY OCT. 18, 8:30AM – NOON – Lewiston/Auburn
IBEW 567 Hall, 238 Goddard Rd, Lewiston.

SATURDAY OCT. 25, 8:30AM – NOON – Waterville/Winslow
USW 449 Union Hall, 577 Benton Avenue, Winslow.

SATURDAY NOV. 1, 8:30AM – NOON – Bangor/Brewer
Eastern Me Labor Council, 20 Ivers St., Brewer
    
SATURDAY NOV. 1, 8:30AM – NOON – Lewiston/Auburn
IBEW 567 Hall, 238 Goddard Rd, Lewiston.

If you can participate in any of these walks or need more information, please contact IBEW 1837's Matt Beck at 207-623-1030.