IBEW members are on strike against New Hampshire Electric Co-op

More than 80 union members who work for the New Hampshire Electric Co-op went on strike Monday over pension and retirement issues...

NHEC and Local 1837 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers broke off talks Monday to negotiate a new contract after the old one expired April 30...

“Union and Company negotiators met this morning, but NHEC representatives refused to back off their demand that ... they have the unilateral right to modify or eliminate 401(k) or pension plans without first negotiating with the union,” the union said. “In other areas, the union previously agreed to almost all of the company’s proposals — including flexibility.”

The union said “the company’s continued insistence on this extreme proposal would make NHEC one of the only unionized electric utilities in the country to have such disastrous language affecting worker retirement plans.”

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