October 30, 2013 - Union members at Littleton Water and Light (LWL) have ratified a new 5-year contract a full two months before the expiration of their current collective bargaining agreement.
The successor agreement takes effect on January 1, 2014 and runs through December 31, 2018 with 2.8% wage increases in each year of the contract.
Union and LWL negotiators agreed to meet in the future if necessary to discuss any cost increases related to the Affordable Care Act (frequently referred to as "Obamacare"). Another change in the contract will require members to submit a receipt if they want... Read More
October 8, 2013 - IBEW Local 1837 is mourning the loss of our friend and union brother Kris Jacobson who passed away on Sunday after being hospitalized for some time.
Kris was an outstanding Lineworker for the New Hamsphire Electric Cooperative, having worked there for nearly 20 years before illnesses and an accident forced him to leave work. Funeral arrangements may be found in the obituary in a local newspaper http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/unionleader/obituary.aspx?pid=167447328....
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Brother Jacobson's family and friends at this difficult time.
October 2, 2013 – IBEW members at Maine Public Service (MPS) have ratified a new contract with an average wage increase of 8.8% over two years. The agreement also includes improvements in overtime, call-out, standby, and system emergency pay as well as a number of other improvements. The contract is an addendum to the collective bargaining agreement the Union already has with Bangor Hydro (BHE), also owned by Emera, Inc.
The contract represents the integration of the agreements at the two companies.
“I’m pleased that the overall contract is better in virtually every way... Read More