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New Mailing Address for IBEW Local #1837 Maine Office

We haven’t moved but we are now asking everyone to direct USPS mail to our new P.O. Box. Please send U.S.mail to IBEW Local #1837, P.O. Box 457, Manchester, ME 04351. And don’t forget to update your mailing address, email addresses, or phone numbers if they change by calling the union office at 207-623-1030 or email

New E-Board Members Join Leadership Team
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Members at Sea-3 Propane Facility Approve 2-Year Contract

June 30, 2022 - IBEW 1837 members at Sea-3 approved a two-year contract in June with 5% wage increases each year, July 2022 and July 2023. The agreement includes Sunday premium increases to $10 per hour and boot allowance increases to $150 per year. There are no changes to the health plan and the cost sharing. 

The sick plan is changing to a personal day plan. There will also be a transition from the existing pension savings plan into the union-sponsored National Electrical Annuity Plan.

Kitty Kilroy Appointed as IBEW 1837 Business Representative

March 4, 2022 - Kitty Kilroy has been appointed as a new Business Representative for IBEW Local #1837. Sister Kilroy will have many responsibilities including staffing our Dover, New Hampshire office, following the retirement of Sue Ekola, our secretary for the past 24 years.

“I’m proud to work for the union. I’ve always been honored to be asked to represent people and proud that people have faith in me,” Kilroy said. “I look forward to putting our members first and helping them fight the good fight.” 

Personal Financial Health of Union Members Bolsters Union’s Strength During Contract Negotiations

If you owned coastal property in Maine or New Hampshire and weather forecasters said that a hurricane was barreling up the Atlantic Coast, you would probably batten down the hatches, stock up on groceries and flashlight batteries, hope for the best, and prepare for the worst. If the hurricane passed us by, well, you could still make good use of those supplies. If we took a direct hit from Mother Nature, you’d be all set to ride out the storm.

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IBEW 1837 Joins Effort to Save Brookfield Dams on the Kennebec

IBEW 1837 has joined Brookfield Renewables and the Kennebec River Alliance in a bid to prevent the removal of dams on the Kennebec River where our members work generating electricity. A proposal to amend Maine’s Kennebec River Management Plan and remove at least two and eventually as many as four dams has been withdrawn. That apparent victory for dam supporters was just one step in a complicated and hard to follow licensing process.

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The Current Newsletter - Summer 2019

Featuring these headline stories and more:

Emera: Seeking PUC Approval of Sale to Calgary’s Enmax (pg. 1)

CMP: 100+ New IBEW Members w/ New Staffing Agreement (pg. 1)

IBEW 1837: Spring 2019 Steward Trainings Held (pg. 2)

Eversource: NE Apprentice Line Training Program (pg. 3)

WGME, CMP, Eversource, NHEC, Littleton: Quick Notes (pg. 4-5)

Emera & CMP: Distracted Driving Concerns (pg. 6-7)

The Current Newsletter - Fall 2018

Featuring these headline stories and more:

NHEC: Strike Victory and New Contract Ratified (pg.1-2)

Brookfield: Member Returns From Layoff with Gratitude (pg. 1 & 6)

NextEra: Contract Extension Ratified (pg. 2)

Sea-3, Unitil, WGME: Contracts Ratified (pg. 3)

IBEW 1837: Leadership Changes/New NH Asst. Bus. Mgr. (pg. 4)

Quick Notes: Stewards Depart, Kilroy New Recording Sec’y. (pg. 4)

IBEW 1837: Weingarten Labor Rights (pg. 5)

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The Current Newsletter - Year End 2017

Featuring these headline stories and more:

Eversource: New Owners Set to Acquire Generation Assets (page 1)

New Contracts Ratified at Eversource, CMP, Granite Ridge & WABI-TV (page 1 - 3)

IBEW 1837: New Union Officers Elected (page 4)

Eversource: Bill Tarallo Retires After 50 Years at Company (page 4)

IBEW 1837: Members in NH Help Defeat "Right to Work" (page 6)

IBEW 1837: Members Help Restore Power in ME, NH & FL! (page 6)

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