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

Organizing

Professionals at CMP Vote To Join Union

On January 13, 2006 a group of 47 workers including more than a dozen in professional classifications at CMP voted to join IBEW 1837. These workers join a growing wave of white collar workers who are learning that as companies get bigger and the push for profits intensifies, they are no less subject to takeaways or disrespect than their blue- collar co-workers have been.

Non-Union Employees at CMP Seek to Join Union

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d ever be sitting in a union meeting”. This sentiment has been echoed by several workers in a group of non-union workers at CMP who have been so frustrated by changes made since Energy East took over their company that they are now actively seeking to join the union.

CMP Payroll Issues Flare Again

CMP (Energy East) has again discovered a raft of apparent errors in their payroll system. Although the problems are apparently company wide for Energy East and include both union and non-union workers, 131 IBEW 1837 members have received letters either asking for refund of alleged overpayments or with checks for alleged underpayments. Many but not all of the errors are related to 401(k) withholdings.

CMP Unwilling to Guarantee Pay Accuracy

For the third time since transferring payroll responsibility from CMP Augusta to the Energy East facility at Pineland, CMP will be notifying a large number of employees that their paychecks were miscalculated. While some will learn that the company owes them a refund, most who recieve letters will be notified that they owe the company money.

CMP Fiber Microwave Techs Ratify Their First Union Contract

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

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.

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