National Grid and Workers Reach Tentative Agreement to End Lockout

Approximately 1,250 National Grid workers have been locked out of their jobs since June in wake of an ongoing labor dispute

National Grid and its workers have reached a tenative agreement to replace the collective bargaining agreement that expired in June, ending a lockout that has lasted more than six months.

Hundreds of utility workers have been locked out since the summer amid a tense ongoing labor dispute.

The news comes from a joint statement between National Grid and United Steelworkers Locals 12003 and 12012-04. The two unions will present the terms of the agreement to their members for ratificaiton by Jan. 7, according to the news release.

USW Gas Workers 12012-04 added in a tweet that peripheral issues would be resolved at a ramification meeting at some point Thursday.

Details of the agreement will not be shared until both unions have an opportunity to vote, the release said.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill on Monday that extends unemployment benefits to the roughly 1,250 National Grid workers that have been locked out of their jobs.

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