Michael Grunko asked that our Chebeague Island neighbors consider contributing to a fund set up to help the Fairpoint Communications strikers. They have been on strike since October because the company has demanded conditions that would expose almost all of them to being replaced by lower-paid outsourced workers.They have lost their medical insurance and may well be replaced unless Fairpoint becomes open to the middle ground that the unions have been standing on.

On Chebeague, we depend every day on the dedicated workers who maintain our communications links with the mainland world. Please click the link to their site: http://www.gofundme.com/IBEW-CWA-Strike-Relief and make a contribution.

Thank you and happy holidays,

Michael Grunko