Dear Brothers and Sisters:
I am pleased to advise you that at about 6 PM last night your 1049 Main Negotiating Committee concluded contract negotiations with National Grid. The recently completed negotiations with National Grid were difficult and complex; however, due to the hard work and dedication of your Main Committee and Sub Committees, we are able to present to you a settlement that acknowledges your value and the contributions you make as highly skilled and dedicated workers. I would also like to thank our Sub Committees, listed on the following page, for their perseverance working through some very difficult and intricate departmental issues. Ultimately, I would like to thank you for your continued solidarity and support throughout these challenging weeks. It was because of your strength, support and confidence that we have been able to achieve this tentative agreement which is unanimously endorsed by your Officers, Executive Board Members, your Main Negotiating Committee and Business Staff. These Highlights have been prepared to provide you with a snapshot of the key elements of our tentative agreement with National Grid. A complete “Summary of Matters” is being compiled and will be available at the scheduled Information Meetings and will also be mailed with your contract ratification ballot. We look forward to seeing you at the Information Meetings scheduled for Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7 PM at the Smithtown Sheraton, Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, and at 10 AM at the 1049 Union Hall.
Your 1049 Main Negotiating Committee
Robert Shand, Donald Daley, Edward Conklin, Robert Delaney, Thomas Dowling, Thomas Devlin, Thomas Russo