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Unit meetings to resume this Fall

After a brief break for the summer, unit meetings are resuming for the fall months.  Members had voted in late spring or early summer to temporarily suspend their meetings during the traditional summer vacation months. While most begin in September, a few will start in October.

There are eleven-unit meetings held each month throughout New Hampshire and Maine for our members to attend.

Summer Suspension of Unit Meetings with Exceptions for Units 10 and 11

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

IBEW 1837 Unit Meetings Spring 2022 Revised Schedule

IBEW 1837 Unit Meetings Spring 2022 Revised Schedule

Weather or other circumstances may cause the postponement or cancellation of some meetings. Please contact your steward, the union office, or log on to www.ibew1837.org before driving.

IBEW 1837 has moved some meetings online via Zoom for Units that have lost their meeting locations or have chosen not to meet in person. Union staff is available to meet on an as-needed basis where meetings are cancelled. Members may wear a mask when meeting at indoor locations.

Click here to download printable meeeting schedule.

Unit 1, Dover: Fourth Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. IBEW Office; 680 Central Avenue, Suite 201; Dover NH 03820

Unit 2, Manchester General: Second Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 131 Union Hall; 161 Londonderry Turnpike; Hooksett, NH 03106

Unit 2, Concord Electric Sub-unit: Third Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.**Not meeting at this time. Members may attend another unit meeting or call the office for more information.

Unit 3, Laconia: Third Thursday at 5:15 p.m. Laconia Elks Lodge; 17 Sugarbush Lane; Gilford, NH 03249

Unit 4, Berlin/ Lancaster: Fourth Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. (Call 603-470-4239 to confirm.) Randolph Town Hall; 130 Durand Road; Randolph, NH 03593

Unit 5, Keene: First Thursday at 5:15 p.m. February, April, and October only: Parlin Field Airport; Airport Road; Newport, NH 03773  All other meetings: Keene Parks and Recreation Building Room 14; 312 Washington St., Keene NH 03431

Unit 6, Portland: First Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. (Meeting on Zoom) **Use this Zoom link from your computer, tablet or smart phone: www.tinyurl.com/Units6and72022

Unit 7, Lewiston: First Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. (Shared Zoom meeting with Unit 6, Portland)** Use this Zoom link from your computer, tablet or smart phone: www.tinyurl.com/Units6and72022

Unit 8, Augusta: Third Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. IBEW Local 1837 Office (Conference Room); 16 Old Winthrop Road; Manchester, ME 04351

Unit 9, Waterville: Second Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.**Not meeting at this time. Members may attend another unit meeting or call the office for info.

Unit 10, Bangor: Third Thursday at 4:30 p.m. (Meeting on Zoom)**Use this Zoom link from your computer, tablet or smart phone: www.tinyurl.com/BangorUnitZoom

Unit 11, Presque Isle: Third Thursday at 4:30 p.m. (Meeting with Bangor on Zoom)**Use this Zoom link from your computer, tablet or smart phone: www.tinyurl.com/BangorUnitZoom

141 Jobs at CMP on the Line at PUC Hearing

January 15, 2010 - The Maine Public Utilities Commission is set to hold a crucial public hearing on Wednesday, January 20 at 5:30 p.m. that may well determine the fate of 141 workers at Central Maine Power Company and have an impact of CMP’s customers for years to come.

Union members and their allies are being encouraged to turnout to show support for union workers at Central Maine Power. The hearing will be held at the PUC offices at 101 Second St., Hallowell, Maine.

Portland Holiday FunkFest for FairPoint Strikers on December 22

December 12, 2014 — A lineup of some of Portland’s most prominent musicians is holding a “Holiday FunkFest for FairPoint Strikers” on Monday, December 22, at Empire music hall. The evening will be headlined by the eight-piece band Model Airplane. Adam Waxman and Joe Farrell and special guest Kenya Hall will also perform.

The announcement of the benefit concert at Empire marks the latest surge in public support for the FairPoint strikers. Since the strike began on October 17, the workers’ relief fund has received nearly $150,000 in donations.

NH AFL-CIO Scholarship Deadline Extended to May 15, 2015

The deadline to submit essays and application forms for the NH AFL-CIO Scholarship has been extended. They must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2015 by the NH AFL-CIO Scholarship Committee, 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH 03106.

This year, the NH AFL-CIO will again award scholarships to members in good standing of an affiliated local union, their spouses, children, stepchildren, or legal wards.  First prize is $1,000.  Additional prizes are contingent on funding.

Union Members Celebrate Labor's Day in New Hampshire and Maine

September 1, 2015 - The first Monday in September is a day for workers: Labor's Day. It's a popular time for union members and their families to possibly enjoy one last taste of summer while taking stock of the many challenges facing working people today. Special guest speakers and awards are part of the program at some events sponsored by the two State AFL-CIO's and some Central Labor Councils.

IBEW Founders Scholarship Available for Members

The IBEW Founders' Scholarship honors the dedicated wiremen and linemen who, on November 28, 1891, organized the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Each year the officers of the IBEW are pleased to offer its working members scholarships on a competitive basis. It is hoped that the awards will not only contribute to the personal development of our members but also steward the electrical industry that our founders envisioned.

Union Members Prepare to Celebrate Labor's Day

August 25, 2016 - Members of IBEW Local 1837 will spend a portion of "Labor's Day" weekend enjoying the company of their Brothers and Sisters from other local unions at exciting events throughout Maine and New Hampshire.

Starting with a BBQ and rally in Waterville, Maine, on Sunday, continuing Monday with celebratory breakfasts in Manchester, New Hampshire and Portland, Maine, and then spreading north throughout the Pine Tree State, workers will gather to listen to music and chow down on fine food all day long.

IBEW 1837 Collecting Gift Cards for Striking NHEC Members

IBEW Local 1837 is on strike at the New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC). The Company is attacking our retirement plans and the right to bargain over possible changes to them.

We have begun collecting gift cards for our members for Hannaford Supermarkets and Mobil or Irving Gas (the most common stations in NHEC territory). Gift cards can be mailed to: IBEW Local #1837 (NHEC Strike Support), 680 Central Avenue, Suite 202, Dover, NH 03820.

IBEW 1837 Union Meetings Resume After Summer Hiatus

September 4, 2018 - Meetings for members of IBEW Local #1837 resume this week after the usual summer break (except for Unit 6, Portland, which resumes in October). IBEW 1837 members are welcome at any unit meeting to discuss issues affecting their jobs and their union. There are also discussions about current events that affect working people and their unions.

CMP Unwilling to Guarantee Pay Accuracy

For the third time since transferring payroll responsibility from CMP Augusta to the Energy East facility at Pineland, CMP will be notifying a large number of employees that their paychecks were miscalculated. While some will learn that the company owes them a refund, most who recieve letters will be notified that they owe the company money.

IBEW 1837 is advising ALL members who work at CMP to check your pay stubs carefully each week to be sure that your pay is calculated correctly, and that the right amount is deducted for your 401(k).

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