National Grid Negotiations Update #9

The Local 1049 Main Negotiation Committee met with the National Grid Negotiation Team today. The contract negotiations are slow and we are still apart on several important proposals but, we have come to tentative terms on several agreements that benefit our members.  We are scheduled to meet again on Friday, February 5.

We remain committed to bring back a fair agreement that meets your needs.

As always, we will keep you updated as we proceed. Remember, do not listen to rumors or act irresponsibly. The tension will continue to build and it is important to keep a cool head. To keep yourself up to date with contract negotiations, please be sure to subscribe to our Members First newsletter, where we send out daily updates. Please only subscribe through your personal email address.

On Saturday, February 6th 2021 at 11:00am, we will be having a National Grid Negotiation General Information meeting at the Union Hall. A strike authorization vote must be taken in the event that there is no agreement on an extension of the existing contract by midnight on Saturday the 13th while we continue to negotiate.

TO KEEP IN COMPLIANCE WITH COVID-19 REGULATIONS, BRING YOUR OWN PEN!

  
I'd like to take a moment to recognize our brother, Jonathon Coats.    
Jonathon works for Asplundh as a Journeyman Underground Gas Mechanic and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments.  Please use the link below to read more and please consider donating if you can. Fundraiser for Jonathan Coats by Chelsea Clark : Coats strong (gofundme.com)