In Maine: IBEW Local 1837
16 Old Winthrop Road
Manchester, ME 04351
Phone: (207) 623-1030, Fax: (207) 621-8384
In New Hampshire:
680 Central Avenue, Suite 201
Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 743-1652, Fax: (603) 743-1654

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A Message from Dick Rogers

Friends,

I’m excited to announce to everyone that as much as I love retirement, I’ve decided to get involved with something else I care deeply about: Central Maine Power, Versant Power (Bangor Hydro), their employees and the Maine ratepayers, not necessarily in that order.

While I will continue to consult for IBEW 1837, I’ve also accepted a part-time job with Maine Affordable Energy fighting the effort to seize CMP and Versant. Mainers need to hear the true story about the group “Our Power” and their government takeover effort and the simple fact that it is really Government Controlled Power at a cost to the ratepayers of an estimated $13.5 BILLION Dollars plus Interest.  Make no mistake, this would be controlled by politicians and be subject to changes every time there is a change in the state government leadership. The ratepayers and employees will pay the price when that happens.

Let me be clear about why I’ve accepted this job to stand up for CMP.  I’ve accepted this job enthusiastically in part because of the change in leadership at CMP.   Joe Purington, the new President at CMP, is a Mainer who understands Maine values and will address Ratepayers concerns. His resume is impressive in the utility business. In the short time he’s been in his new position he has brought all decision making back to Maine with key directors already in place, including the Vice President of Electric Operations Adam Desrosiers, another trusted leader.

I believe my 39+ years of experience at CMP, a decade as the Business Manager of IBEW 1837 and the fact I was there when this idea was initially formed give me the credibility to speak out from a very unique perspective.

In the near future you will hearing and seeing more concerning the facts about this adventure.

Thanks, Dick

Unit Meetings Schedule Revised and Some Locations Changed Due to COVID-19

September 24, 2021 - The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the relocation, 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.

Please consider wearing a mask when meeting at indoor locations.

You can download and print an updated schedule here.

Unit 1, Dover: Fourth Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
Comfort Inn & Suites, #10 Hotel Drive, 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.*
*Safe location is not currently available. Members may attend another unit meeting or call the office for info.

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 5:00 p.m. (New Keene location!)
February, April, and October only: Parlin Field Airport; Airport Road; Newport, NH 03773
All other meetings: Best Western Plus, 401 Winchester 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/PortlandLewistonZoom

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/PortlandLewistonZoom

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.*
*Safe location is not currently available. Members may attend another unit meeting or call the office for info.

Unit 10, Bangor: Third Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (Meeting on Zoom)*
*Use this Zoom link from your computer, tablet or smart phone: www.tinyurl.com/BangorUnitZoom

Unit 11, Presque Isle: Fourth Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (Call 207-441-2033 to confirm.)
Hampton Inn; 768 Main Street; Presque Isle, ME 04769

More Than 25 Years of FMLA: Do You Know Your Rights?

The Family Medical Leave Act, most often known by the initials “FMLA,” has been protecting the job security of workers facing a serious health concern of their own or the health condition of their spouse, parent or child for more than 25 years, yet many workers know very little about it. Click Here for the employee guide.

Union Family Helping Family



September 17, 2018 - Our Dear Friend, IBEW 1837 member and employee of Central Maine Power Kirsten Wooster’s daughter Hilary has been fighting a courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer.  We continue to hope for a miracle that everything turns around and she becomes healthy and happy again.  

Hilary is hoping to come home to be with her family and children Gage age 3 and Hannah 1. We hope to gather funds for the family to assist during this difficult time in their lives. We want them to know their IBEW and CMP family is thinking of them in hopes to give some type of comfort.

Donations can be mailed to: Franklin-Somerset Federal Credit Union, 26 Leavitt St Norridgewock 04958, Payable to Kirsten Wooster— (Memo Field list account # 49-59 )  (Gage and Hannah Hale Club)

Donations/or Items can also be mailed C/O Kirsten Wooster, 18 Hall St.,  N. Anson ME 04958

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.

Some meeting dates, times and locations have recently changed. Units may not meet during storms or on holidays. Some units do not meet every month. Check with your steward, call the union office, or check this website's calendar before driving.

You can click here to download a revised schedule or read below. We hope to see you at a Unit Meeting soon!

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