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Lockout ends at National Grid

By staff |
January 8, 2019
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Milford, MA - Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union voted overwhelmingly, January 7, to ratify a new six-year agreement with National Grid, ending a nearly seven-month lockout imposed by the utility company last June.

The contract includes significant wage increases and preserves affordable benefits for about 1200 members of USW Local 12012 and USW Local 12003. The agreement also includes additional health and safety provisions and other protections for the natural gas workers and residents.

Union members, local and state officials, and residents from across the community stood behind the locked-out USW members throughout their seven-month ordeal.

“The bottom line is that when working people stand together and fight for each other, they win,” said USW District 4 Director John Shinn. “This contract is a win for these workers and for the entire community.”