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

Labor News

NLRB Hearing for PSNH “Writers” Rescheduled

A hearing before the National Labor Relations Board in Boston has been rescheduled to mid-May. The hearing before the NLRB Regional Director will determine the scope of the bargaining unit for the Writers at Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH).

IBEW 1837 Joins Campaign for Employee Free Choice Act; Call Your Senator at 1-800-774-8941

IBEW Local 1837 is working with the national AFL-CIO to help pass the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) as it moves to the United States Senate. In Maine, Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are being asked by union members to sign on as co-sponsors of the bill. In New Hampshire, we are asking Sen. John E. Sununu to do the same.

USA Program Unites Farmers, Union Members

When local farmers answered a union request for assistance providing Thanksgiving dinners to laid off workers, a new alliance was born. Understanding that both farmers and workers face challenges posed by corporate global trading injustice, the farmers stepped up to the plate and made wonderful dinners possible for the laid off workers through the Food AND Medicine program and the Greater Bangor Central Labor Council.

New Overtime Rules Take Effect

Comp Time Proposals Bad for Workers

Several bills in Congress threaten to weaken the overtime protections that most of us currently take for granted under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA). Several proposals sponsored and supported by Republican legislators aim to give companies more flexibility on whether they have to pay time and a half after forty hours.

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