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

New Contract Agreement at PPL

Contract graphic.
Contract graphic.

January 15, 2009 - Members at PPL in Milford, ME have ratified a new five-year contract. Major features of the agreement include an increase in the maximum Production Bonus from $1,500 to $2,500 and raises of 3.00%, 3.25%, 3.25%, 3.50% and 3.50% over the five years of the contract. Also as part of the agreement, on January 1, Maine Bargaining Unit members changed from their previous health plan to an 80% PPO plan that most of the rest of the company is already on. Healthcare premium increases are capped at 12% per year.

 

The contract is currently being proofread and is expected to be printed shortly.

Sixteen members of IBEW Local 1837 work at PPL in Eastern Maine generating electricity for the New England electric grid. (The letters from the words Pennsylvania Power and Light, although the name they use and go by is always the acronym.) PPL purchased the Maine assets from Bangor Hydro after the Maine deregulation laws took effect and prohibited any company from owning both generation and distribution assets in the state. The members who work at PPL were formerly employed by Bangor Hydro and are longtime union members.