National Grid Bargaining Updates

  • National Grid Members Ratify Contract

    Two weeks ago, we sent out ballots for the ratification of the National Grid contract. I want to thank each one of you who came to an informational meeting and took the time to send back the ballot with your vote. Your vote is your voice, and as union members, it is important to use your voice....

  • Your Ballot Must be Received by March 12th

    I would like to start off by thanking each and every one of you who made time to show up to one of the fourteen Informational Meetings I held at the hall last week. As a Union Member, it is your duty to make an educated decision when you fill out your Official Ballot.   By now, you should have...

  • National Grid Bargaining Update

    Today, I met with National Grid's Chief Negotiator to discuss pending issues. After some conversation, we mutually agreed that we will have Blue Cross Blue Shield for the term of this contract. Improvements to the contract include having hearing aid coverage and vision care. The main sticking point...

  • Important Notice from Business Manager Guidice

    Important information, YOU MUST READ THIS!   National Grid's "Last, Best and Final Offer" will be presented to you, the members of Local 1049, in the form of a ratification vote. I will get into the details of how the process will work further down in my remarks. There are a few important issues I...

  • National Grid Strike Vote Results

    Today we held a strike authorization vote. In the event that the company will not extend the current agreement, we needed YOU, the membership, to vote on whether or not we will strike the employer if necessary.  More than 800 members showed up and every one of you were socially distanced and...

  • National Grid Contract Negotiations Information Meeting Saturday

    On Saturday, February 6th 2021 at 11:00am, we will be having a National Grid Negotiation General Information meeting at the Union Hall. We hope all National Grid employees will attend to hear an update on the contract negotiations. We will be broadcasting live to your car radios in the immediate...

  • Unemployement for Striking Workers in New York

    For information on New York State Unemployment Insurance during a strike please click here: UI and Strikes (ny.gov)