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 202
Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 743-1652, Fax: (603) 743-1654

Inside IBEW 1837

CMP Administrative and Technical Unit Members Ratify Agreement But Express Frustration

 

March 24, 2014 - IBEW 1837 members in the Central Maine Power Administrative and Technical bargaining unit have ratified a new 4-year contract agreement. This group of 42 workers had been working without a contract since July 1, 2013.

 

Although the contract was ratified, nearly all of the workers expressed disappointment and frustration in the final deal. Those feelings were echoed by union officials.

CMP Fiber Microwave Techs Ratify Their First Union Contract

 

Negotiating Team members Bill Dunn, Jason Tibbetts and Bob Craig.
Union negotiating team

February 24, 2014 - Fiber Microwave Technicians at Central Maine Power have ratified their first union contract. These six workers are now part of the largest existing bargaining unit at CMP along with hundreds of other IBEW members. The Fiber Microwave Technicians voted to have union representation in a National Labor Relations Board election last May.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that we’re better off,” said Phil Fessenden, one of the Fiber Microwave Techs. “It was an avenue to better our position at CMP and ensure a more productive future for our department.”

The Fiber Microwave Techs are responsible for the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of CMP's fiber-optic cable and microwave networks that carry both voice and data communications. They also maintain the Load Management and Energy Management Systems for the Company.

Their contract includes improvements in wages and benefits, a grievance and arbitration procedure, and many of the other benefits found in a collective bargaining agreement.

“I’m excited about the addition of the Fiber Microwave Techs to the big unit at CMP and, more importantly, glad that they now will have a voice at the table without the fear of retribution,” said IBEW Local 1837 Business Manager Dick Rogers. “With the addition of the 46 CMP Customer Service Representatives two weeks ago, this adds to the strength of not only the CMP unit but Local 1837 as a whole.”

Landmark Agreement with CMP Protects and Adds Union Jobs

New IBEW 1837 Members at CMP Call Center Approve Their First Contract

Members Ratify One-Year Contract Extension for NextEra Fossil Plants

 

November 27, 2013 - IBEW members working for NextEra Energy Resources at their Maine fossil plants have ratified a one-year contract extension. The collective bargaining agreement will run through February 28, 2015

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