In Maine: IBEW Local 1837
16 Old Winthrop Road
Manchester, ME 04351
Phone: (207) 623-1030, Fax: (207) 621-8384
In New Hampshire:
680 Central Avenue, Suite 201
Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 743-1652, Fax: (603) 743-1654

PSNH Working Foremen Petition to Join Union




Twenty Working Foremen at three Public Service Company of New Hampshire Area Work Centers in the Southern Division may soon be represented by IBEW Local 1837. Working Foremen at the Derry, Hooksett and Milford AWCs have authorized the Union to represent them for the purpose of collective bargaining.


Certification of Representative Petitions were filed with the National Labor Relations Board office in Boston on Friday, December 21, 2007. The NLRB is expected to schedule elections for the three bargaining units sometime early in February 2008, pending a possible challenge to the Union petition by PSNH.

"We're pleased that these Working Foremen are ready to join with the Lineworkers and our other members at PSNH," said IBEW 1837 Organizer Matthew Beck. "We hope that the rest of the Working Foremen throughout the state will soon follow suit."

Approximately 460 members of IBEW Local 1837 already work for Public Service of New Hampshire. PSNH provides electricity for more than 475,000 homes and businesses. PSNH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, a utility holding company based in Connecticut.