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

Legislative

Legislative Update: RESPECT Act Seeks to Undo Damage Caused by NLRB Decisions

When the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued new guidelines in September of 2006, defining what constitutes a “supervisor” in the workplace, the three NLRB members appointed by President George W. Bush formed a majority that gave employers the weapon they needed to attack the eligibility of thousands of workers to belong to a union.

Presidential Candidate Questions PSNH About Anti-Union Campaign

Gov. Bill Richardson and IBEW Asst. Business Manager Tom Ryan discuss PSNH Writers.

Gov. Bill Richardson and IBEW Asst. Business Manager Tom Ryan discuss PSNH Writers.

 

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.

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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