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State steps up FairPoint oversight as strike continues

Vt Digger - - 9:08 am Mon Nov 10th, 2014

FairPoint Communications customers, regulators and investors are watching closely as the company's 2,000 unionized workers in Northern New England enter the fourth week of their strike.

Regional members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America walked off their jobs Oct. 17 in protest of new terms of employment, which FairPoint unilaterally imposed in August after declaring an impasse in contract talks. Primary sticking points were pension plans, health care and the company's desire to hire non-union contract workers.

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