• Fairpoint talks resume with union
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     | July 30,2014
     

    COLCHESTER — Contract talks have resumed between FairPoint Communications and the largest union representing workers across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers officials claim FairPoint is determined to gut benefits. The union represents about 1,800 FairPoint employees in the three states.

    Union officials say members voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if necessary in Vermont and Maine. Union officials say New Hampshire members’ votes aren’t added up, but they believe strike authorization passed.

    Health and retirement benefits are among the issues yet to be resolved. The company says current benefits are out of synch with industry norms and that it remains focused on reaching a successful agreement.

    FairPoint spokeswoman Angelynne Amores Beaudry said the company has a plan in place to ensure continued service if workers strike.

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