Business Manager Tony Sapienza
Welcome to IBEW 1837
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1837 is proud to represent approximately 1,600 working men and women all over Maine and New Hampshire. Most of our members work at electric utilities or broadcasting stations throughout the two states. We work at companies such as Central Maine Power, Eversource in New Hampshire, and WGME-TV 13, just to name a few! IBEW Union Local 1837 maintains two offices to better serve our members—one in Manchester, Maine and the other in Dover, New Hampshire. The office in Maine includes a separate building with a conference room and meeting area for union programs and training sessions.
September 13, 2022 - Unitil Lead Line Technician Don Palmer went for his DOT physical and was told by the doctor, “Hey, you’re getting a little heavy.” 224 pounds, to be exact.
“That check-up was a real eye-opener,” Palmer said. “I ate a lot of awful stuff and started eating better including getting rid of the beer and soda.”
He got more active and started losing weight, first some Spartan Races and... Read More
Unit meetings have been suspended for a summer break and most will resume after Labor Day. Some locations may be changed. Please contact your steward, the union office, or log on to www.ibew1837.org and check our website calendar before driving to a meeting. IBEW 1837 is conducting some meetings online using Zoom. Union staff is available to meet
on an as-needed basis where meetings are cancelled. You can download an updated schedule at ibew1837.org/meetings.
Members Attend Steward Training Class
Craig Duffy from the IBEW Education Department... Read More
The sick plan is changing to a personal day plan. There will also be a transition from the existing pension savings plan into the union-sponsored National Electrical Annuity Plan.
Sea-3 is a crucial component of the energy distribution system in New England, and one of only about... Read More
“I’m grateful to Assistant Business Manager Renee Gilman for her assistance during these negotiations as well as union member Jordan Verge from WABI-TV,” said IBEW 1837 Organizer and Business Representative Matt Beck.
The unusual length of the contract was to allow station owner Gray Television to determine how they wish to proceed with the creation of a new job classification called “Technical Media Producer” that... Read More
"The only reason I’m standing here now as president of the United States is because the IBEW came on with me early,” Biden said as he arrived on stage at the 40th International... Read More
Effective June 1, 2022, all workers will receive at least a 2% wage adjustment followed by a 3% wage increase in January 2023 and another 3% increase in January 2024. First Class Lineworkers, Electricians and those in Customer Service Representatives will receive larger... Read More
“I’m proud to work for the union. I’ve always been honored to be asked to represent people and proud that people have faith in me,” Kilroy said. “I look forward to putting our members first and helping them fight the good fight.”
In addition to staffing the Dover office, Sister Kilroy will be attending meetings... Read More
Contracts Ratified for Versant Power, WGME-TV, WABI-TV, and Sea-3
Kitty Kilroy Appointed IBEW 1837 Business Representative and Sue Ekola Retires
Quick Notes and Announcements
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... Read More
December 9, 2021- Members of IBEW Local #1837 at WGME-TV 13 in Portland have approved a new 3-year contract agreement with substantial raises in 2022 for all members in all job classifications, ranging from 5.2% up to 49.9%. Most members will see a wage increase of at least 7% in 2022, followed by an additional 5% over the next two years. The contract vote took place on Wednesday, December 8, in a church basement near the Portland studios of the CBS affiliate.
IBEW 1837 represents more than 40 people who work behind the scenes at WGME-TV 13 as well as WPFO-TV 23... Read More
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