Members at Sea-3 Propane Facility Approve 2-Year Contract

June 30, 2022 - IBEW 1837 members at Sea-3 approved a two-year contract in June with 5% wage increases each year, July 2022 and July 2023. The agreement includes Sunday premium increases to $10 per hour and boot allowance increases to $150 per year. There are no changes to the health plan and the cost sharing. 

The sick plan is changing to a personal day plan. There will also be a transition from the existing pension savings plan into the union-sponsored National Electrical Annuity Plan.

Sea-3 is a crucial component of the energy distribution system in New England, and one of only about half a dozen liquefied gas-handling facilities operating in the United States. Located on the Piscataqua River, the propane is stored in refrigerated tanks onshore before being distributed to retailers by train and truck. The people who make up the Union at Sea-3 are Operations and Maintenance Personnel who receive, store, and distribute propane at the Newington