The time has come for Local 3 to hold its tri-annual nominations and elections for Officers and Executive Board members of the Union.
You may download the official noticefor the nominations meeting that will take place on Wednesday, March 25th at 5p.m. (for nominations). Elections will not take place until Wednesday, May 27th and a separate notice will be mailed out in April advising you all of such.
Additionally, for any of you who have eligible children, the scholarship applications for 2015 are included in the download.
Please print out both the notice for nominations as well as the scholarship applications and post them in your shops or on your designated bulletin boards for your sites!
Assistant Business Agent
Firemen & Oilers, Local 3, SEIU
As of October 17, union workers at FairPoint Communications in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont are on strike to protect their pensions, health care, job security, decent wages, and the future of their communities. These members of the IBEW and the CWA build and maintain the communications network that brings essential phone and Internet service to northern New England. Many seniors, people with disabilities, and rural residents depend on these skilled workers.
The firm of Angelo, Gordon & Company is a major hedge fund that makes tens of millions of dollars each year by managing employee pension funds. At the same time, Angelo, Gordon is the largest shareholder in FairPoint Communications, a company that is currently waging war against its own workers, freezing pensions, cutting retiree health care, and sharply raising health care costs for current employees. To make matters worse, FairPoint is demanding the right to outsource work at any time to lower-paid, less-experienced, out-of-state and overseas contractors.Read more: Take Action to Support FairPoint Strikers!