Business Manager Tony Sapienza
IBEW Local 1837 Members Ratify CMP Technical Administrative Unit Contract
July 8, 2011 - IBEW Local 1837 members working at Central Maine Power Company in the Technical and Administrative Bargaining Unit have ratified a new contract, their second since joining the union. After six weeks of negotiations, the membership followed the recommendation of their IBEW Negotiating Committee and approved the Company's offer. The final tally of votes was 85% to accept and 15% to reject and authorize a strike.
This group of workers has commonly been referred to as the “CMP 47” since that is how many workers were originally in the bargaining unit when they first filed for recognition in 2006.
Early on Friday morning, July 1, the Negotiating Committee came to a memorandum of agreement with the Company. A copy of the tentative agreement was sent to members of the unit for review. A contract extension had been approved until the ratification vote could be held.
Members of the Union Committee included Brent Brooks, Michelle Crocker, Paul Duperre, Rick Gray, Gary Saucier, Assistant Business Manager Bill Dunn and Courtney O’Donnell, recorder.
The complete contract will be posted in the "Members Only" area of this website when it is published. IBEW 1837 members can sign up for a Website Membership online or contact the Union Office for details.