Business Manager Tony Sapienza
Also re-elected to their posts were Vice President Bill Tarallo, Secretary Pamela Paquette and Treasurer Kerry Guptill. Re-elected to... Read More
The contract... Read More
Additional details may be found in a news story published by Boston television station WCVB-TV 5. Please keep our union brothers and their families in your thoughts and prayers
Union members rejected the Company’s offer of a modified 3-year contract extension last week.
The Union Negotiating Team and Company representatives will begin contract talks on Tuesday, April 15. Five sessions between the two sides had previously been scheduled.
There are close to 600 members in this, the largest bargaining... Read More
IBEW members at CMP are receiving a summary of the agreement terms and relevant documents to consider prior to a ratification vote.
There are close to 600 members in this, the largest bargaining unit at CMP. Collectively, these union members design, build, repair and maintain the electric grid serving the largest customer base of any electric utility in Maine, and provide customer service... Read More
March 26, 2014 - IBEW 1837 members at Granite Ridge Energy in Londonderry, New Hampshire have approved a new 3-year contract that maintains their current benefits package and increases their wages by more than 8½% over the term of the agreement.
“I’d like to thank our members Joe Gilmore and Scott Kirby for their efforts in helping us to come to this reasonable agreement,” said IBEW 1837 Assistant Business Manager Tom Ryan. “Our Business Manager Dick Rogers and I are grateful to them for their hard work as part of the Union... Read More
Although the contract was ratified, nearly all of the workers expressed disappointment and frustration in the final deal. Those feelings were echoed by union officials.
“By failing to include this one group of workers in the company-wide all-employee bonus, CMP has devalued these employees by sending them a clear message: You’re not worth it!” said IBEW 1837... Read More
“There’s no doubt in my mind that we’re better off,” said Phil Fessenden, one of the Fiber Microwave Techs. “It was an avenue to better our position at CMP and ensure a more productive future for our department.”
The Fiber Microwave Techs are... Read More
February 12, 2014 - IBEW Local 1837 and Central Maine Power have reached a landmark two-year settlement agreement that creates new union positions, sets base line staffing levels in each of the classification groupings, provides certain protections against layoffs, and creates new overtime opportunities in areas that are using DLI contractors. This wide-ranging agreement suspends a pending arbitration case over CMP’s use of contractors while preserving the Union’s right to grieve and arbitrate the present and future use... Read More
February 10, 2014 - Customer Service Representatives at the Central Maine Power Call Center in Augusta have ratified their first union contract with the Company. An overwhelming majority of the 46 CSR’s voted late last week to accept the collective bargaining agreement negotiated between IBEW Local 1837 and CMP. The workers had voted to organize a union this past June.
“It has been quite a process over the last eight months but I'm excited that the committee was able to negotiate an acceptable first contract,” said Joe Giuffrida, a Customer Service Representative and member of... Read More