On Friday, December 18, 2020 the IBEW Local 1049 main negotiation committee met with National Grid in regards to the upcoming contract expiration. This meeting was treated as an icebreaker. Both National Grid Lead Negotiator Mike Bernardo and Local 1049 Chief Negotiator Pat Guidice gave opening statements. We did not exchange proposals. We will be sending communications out regularly during negotiations.
"We are committed to work with you in good faith and to do whatever it takes to achieve a mutually beneficial contract," said Pat Guidice during his opening statement.
The next meeting will be scheduled for early January. Be sure to sign up for our Members First newsletter to stay up to date with these meetings.