Granite Ridge Energy Members Ratify 3-Year Deal

Left to right: IBEW negotiators Joe Gilmore, Scott Kirby and Tom Ryan

March 26, 2014 - IBEW 1837 members at Granite Ridge Energy in Londonderry, New Hampshire have approved a new 3-year contract that maintains their current benefits package and increases their wages by more than 8½% over the term of the agreement.

“I’d like to thank our members Joe Gilmore and Scott Kirby for their efforts in helping us to come to this reasonable agreement,” said IBEW 1837 Assistant Business Manager Tom Ryan. “Our Business Manager Dick Rogers and I are grateful to them for their hard work as part of the Union Negotiating Team.”

In addition to continuing their health insurance coverage with no changes or cost increases, members will receive wage increases of 2.5%, 2.75% and 3.375% during the contract period. There were few other substantive changes from the previous agreement other than a provision that will require the Company to provide nine days notice for any change in their work shifts.

IBEW represents 20 members at Granite Ridge Energy including Control Room Operators, Water Treatment Operators, Maintenance Mechanics, Instrument Control and Electrical Technicians, Warehouse Technicians, and Balance of Plant Operators.

The natural gas-fired power plant is operated and maintained by North American Energy Services (NAES), which currently supplies both management and labor for the plant’s owners