Business Manager Tony Sapienza
IBEW 1837 Members at Granite Ridge Ratify New 3-Year Deal
September 29, 2017 - IBEW members working at Granite Ridge Energy in Londonderry, New Hampshire have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement to take them through the next three years. It’s the second contract for the union local with Calpine Corporation, a Houston-based generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources with more than 80 power plants.
The agreement featueres a 2 ½% wage adjustment per year with the first of three raises taking effect on March 27, 2018, and the final two increases on that date in 2019 and 2020. The contract will run through September 27, 2020.
Other substantive changes include the addition of two floating holidays - one in January 2018 and the other in January 2020.
The Union Bargaining Team included Chief Steward James Golles (a Control Room Operator at Granite Ridge), IBEW 1837 Assistant Business Manager Tom Ryan, Business Manager Dick Rogers and Administrative Assistant Sue Ekola.
"The team negotiated extremely hard to get what we got," Brother Ryan said. "It was a tough negotiation."
IBEW Local 1837 represents all 19 maintenance and operations personnel at the gas-fired plant.