Business Manager Tony Sapienza
Black Bear Hydro Members Approve 5-Year Contract
August 23, 2018 - IBEW 1837 members at Brookfield Energy’s Black Bear Hydro facilities in Milford, Maine, have ratified a new 5-year agreement.
The contract has wage increases every year – 2.75% in each of the first two years and 2.5% in each of the last three years.
Other featured improvements are a 6th week of vacation after 25 years, increased boot and meal allowances, and the pay for call-outs was increased from 2 hours to 4 hour minimums.
The contract also includes a $500 signing bonus. Over the term of the contract, the Company will eliminate the incentive bonus.
The Union Negotiating Team included Union Steward Gary Crane, IBEW 1837 Business Representative Renee Gilman and IBEW 1837 Business Manager Dick Rogers.