FairPoint and striking unions spar over misconduct allegations

FairPoint Communications has accused striking workers of jamming the company’s phone lines and harassing replacement workers. The unions representing about 2,000 employees say the allegations are “outrageous and unfounded.” The parties were at odds for months even before contract negotiations began in early 2014. Bargaining fell apart in August, when FairPoint declared an impasse and […]


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Custodian of New York state pension fund troubled by FairPoint labor talks

The guardian of the nation’s third-largest public pension fund has voiced concern over FairPoint Communications’ negotiating practices with unionized workers in northern New England. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is sole trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, which invests in FairPoint through a hedge fund. In a letter to fund manager […]


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