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

Solidarity Harvest: Sharing at A Time of Giving Thanks



November 26, 2008 - IBEW 1837 members who work at Bangor Hydro this year had their focus on those community members whose jobs have been lost in this time of economic turmoil. Following discussion at union meetings, the Unit 10 leadership approached the Company about working collaboratively to collect donations forSolidarity Harvest, a program to involving unions, local farmers, and local businesses in providing Thanksgiving dinners for laid off workers and their families.


Bangor Hydro agreed to match employee contributions to the program up to $250.00. Worksite collections topped this mark. These donations put together with donations from several other unions and local churches will provide meals for 157 families this year. Sunday, November 23 was the big packing day with more than two dozen volunteers filling the Solidarity Center with activity as the components of the meals were combined into packages for delivery.

IBEW 1837 members Bob Toole, Mark Higgins, and Cynthia Phinney participated, along with Mark’s whole family and Lois Smith, an IT supervisor from Bangor Hydro.