National Grid Bargaining Updates

  • 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 Bargaining Report #16

    The company has put forward its last, best and final offer. We will be putting it before the rank and file for an approval vote within the next several weeks. Informational meetings will be held. Report to work as normal.   

  • National Grid Bargaining Report #14

    The IBEW Local 1049 Negotiation Committee and the National Grid Negotiation Team are meeting with a Federal Mediator to try and work out the differences in our proposals. We are continuing to exchange proposals. We are prepared to work into the night to fight for what you all deserve. We will send...

  • National Grid Bargaining Report #15

    The IBEW Local 1049 Negotiation Committee is still working. Trying to get this done for you!

  • National Grid Bargaining Report #13

    The IBEW Local 1049 Negotiation Committee and National Grid Negotiation Team are meeting with a Federal Mediator to try to work out the differences in our proposals and come to an agreement on several issues. We will continue working into the night and send updates as things change. Remember, do...

  • National Grid Bargaining Report #12

    The IBEW Local 1049 main negotiation committee met with the National Grid negotiation team today. We discussed health and welfare at length, and exchanged counter proposals. We are fighting to bring back a fair contract that will benefit every member. The next strike/ lockout committee meeting is...

  • National Grid Bargaining Report #11

    The IBEW Local 1049 Negotiation Committee met with the National Grid Negotiation Team today. Whereas we are still far apart on numerous issues, we are continuing to exchange proposals. We are committed to bringing back an agreement that benefits all of our members.   IBEW Local Union 1049 had...

  • National Grid Bargaining Report #10

    The Local 1049 Main Negotiation Committee met with the National Grid Negotiation Team today. There has been slow progress with the contract. We have come to tentative terms on several agreements that benefit our members, but there are still many more topics that need to be discussed.   We remain...

  • 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...

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