Matt Beck, an IBEW Local 1837 member who recently retired from his role as a business representative and organizer, was honored with the Lifetime Working Class Hero Award by the Southern Maine Labor Council during the group’s Labor Day Breakfast on Monday, September 4th, 2023. Beck's commitment to labor causes and unwavering support for workers' rights earned him this respected recognition.
For decades, Beck actively championed fair wages, safe working conditions, and the importance of unions in protecting workers. His commitment went beyond rhetoric; he was a visible presence at... Read More
IBEW Local 1837 has appointed Kaitlyn Hegarty as its new Business Representative. Hegarty brings extensive experience in the media industry, having been a union member since 2011 when she joined WGME CBS 13 in Portland, Maine and served as a shop steward at the station.
With over a decade of experience in the broadcasting business, Hegarty worked as an award-winning Chief News Producer, contributing to thousands of live newscasts, breaking news events, and investigative stories. Her leadership in the newsroom made her a go-to person for co-workers' concerns.
During her tenure at WGME, Hegarty... Read More
Following a vote by the members, several unit meetings in IBEW Local 1837 are temporarily suspended for the 2023 summer season.  However, please note Units 10 and 11 will continue to hold a combined meeting on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. over Zoom.
To see the Summer 2023 Schedule: click here
While this temporary suspension is in effect, we want to assure you we remain committed to maintaining open lines of communication and meeting the needs of all our members. For members belonging to other units, we invite you to join the Unit 10/11 meeting via Zoom. The meeting link... Read More
The New Hampshire AFL-CIO has announced it will offer the Linda Horan Scholarship Program for the 2023-2024 academic year. This program aims to address the rising costs of higher education while honoring the memory of Sister Linda Horan, a dedicated member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and former Chair of the Scholarship Committee. Sister Linda, who battled cancer and passed away in 2016, had a profound commitment to supporting the next generation and creating opportunities for their educational pursuits.
Click here for an application
To help deserving students... Read More
In accordance with the laws of the United States, the Constitution of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and the Bylaws of Local 1837, the nomination process has concluded. Since only one member was nominated for each office, there were no contested positions that required a balloted election. 
The decision to elect the candidates was made at a Local Union 1837 Executive Board meeting held on Friday, May 19th, 2023. Following a motion, a second, and a unanimous vote, the Executive Board approved the election of the candidates. A swearing-in ceremony will take... Read More
The Union Sportsmen's Alliance, a rapidly growing non-profit conservation organization dedicated to uniting the union community in preserving North America's outdoor heritage, is hosting its inaugural New Hampshire BCTC Conservation Dinner this June. This event provides individuals and organizations with an opportunity to actively protect natural resources, build sustainable environments, and showcase the positive contributions of labor unions. 
The Conservation Dinner will be held on Friday, June 9th, starting at 6:00 p.m. at IBEW Local 490, located at 48 Airport Road in Concord, New... Read More

IBEW Local 1837's new office in Manchester, NH

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1837, which represents over 1,600 members throughout Maine and New Hampshire, relocated its New Hampshire office from Dover to Manchester in February 2023. The local will continue to maintain its primary office in Central Maine near Augusta.
IBEW Local 1837's previous office in Dover, New Hampshire, had served as a hub for the organization's operations for many years. However, this new office at 84 Bay Street, which is situated on the first floor of a historic property built in the 1880’s, is more centrally located for IBEW... Read More
2023 is an election year for IBEW Local #1837. This spring and summer we will be electing union officers and representatives including the following: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Business Manager/Financial Secretary, and Executive Board Representatives for each of the eleven units as well as Chair, Vice Chair, and Recording Secretary for each of the eleven units.
Nominations will take place at the April Unit meetings. Check our website calendar at, download a meeting schedule flier, or call the union office at 207-623-1030 for meeting times and... Read More

File photo: Chief Steward Ed Goodale on dam in West Buxton in 2013.

February 22, 2023 - IBEW 1837 members at Brookfield have ratified a new 4-year contract agreement with annual pay increases for every member and additional vacation time for most employees. Voting took place on February 1 at multiple locations. The new agreement runs through February 28, 2027.
Members will receive an $8,000 ratification bonus and annual pay increases of 3%, 3.25%, 3.25% and 3.25%. The minimum straight-time call-out was increased to five hours and the contract establishes a two-hour straight-time call-out for solving issues over the phone after hours. Production Clerks... Read More

Kevin Young (second from left) joined by IBEW Lifesaving Award recipients Dan Morin, Steve Sager and Scott Madore. Cameron Bragg (not pictured) also received an award.

Versant Maine Members Use CPR and AED Skills to Help Save a Co-Worker:
Cameron Bragg, Scott Madore, Danny Morin and Steve Sager are Lineworkers from Versant Maine who performed lifesaving CPR measures on fellow IBEW 1837 member Kevin Young. Brother Young had suffered an apparent heart attack in Presque Isle on February 2, 2022 and was found crouched down in a snowbank on the side of the road. The actions of the four lineworkers have been recognized by the IBEW International Safety Department with Lifesaving Awards.
Brother Cameron Bragg told IBEW that it was an incredible coincidence that... Read More