National Grid
Welcome Change Location

National Grid is committed to trying to reach a fair contract with the United Steelworkers that balances the needs of our employees with the need to assure sustainable rates for our customers. During this period, we remain committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety and to continuing contract discussions with hopes of reaching agreement on contract terms.

Statement following 12/7 negotiations with United Steelworkers Locals 12003 and 12012-04: The Company today provided USW Locals 12003 and 12012-04 a list of items we are willing to discuss with an effort to reach an agreement before Christmas. We had constructive discussions about important issues. We are encouraged that we now have a commitment from the unions to bargain again next Thursday and Friday, and then, beginning Monday, Dec. 17th, every day until we reach an agreement.

A fair and competitive contract offer

  • 5-year agreement
  • Wage increases totaling 14.53% compounded over the life of the contract
  • Job security: no-layoff guarantee to all employees with 5+ years of service
  • Health Insurance: 80% company contribution to premiums; market competitive plan
  • Pensions: NEWLY PROPOSED FOR CURRENT EMPLOYEES ONLY, 10/19: Increase in current employees’ defined-benefit pension plan multiplier to $80 immediately following ratification (representing an 11.1% increase in pension benefits for current Local 12012-04 members and a 9.6% for Local 12003 members).
  • Retirement for new employees: New defined contribution 401(k) plan for new hires with 3-9% company contribution (matching base and overtime pay)
  • Extras: Increases in shift differentials (extra wages for evening/weekend shifts), meal and clothing allowances and off-hour coverage pay

This is a summary of the Company’s offers to the United Steelworkers which does not include all of the specific details. Please refer to actual contract offer documents linked below. (Please note: these links do not reflect updated offers made Oct. 19. We will update this site as soon as possible with the revised contract that includes this proposal.)

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS OF THE COMPANY’S OFFER TO LOCAL 12003 CLICK HERE.

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS OF THE COMPANY’S OFFER TO LOCAL 12012-04 CLICK HERE. 

SEE OUR NOVEMBER 13 ADVERTORIAL HERE. 

SEE OUR OCTOBER 25 ADVERTORIAL HERE. 

Assuring safe, reliable service

  • 1,300 gas safety and maintenance employees on the job to meet customer needs
  • All have the skills, training, and qualifications needed to maintain the safety and reliability of our gas system
  • We are focusing on high priority (emergency and compliance) work during this period
  • Our work is regularly inspected by the Department of Public Utilities

Summary of Offer FAQ

Safety FAQ

This website provides information about the 2018 negotiations between National Grid and United Steelworkers Locals 12003 and 12012-04, which together represent approximately 1,250 National Grid employees in positions related to the company’s gas system in Boston and nearby cities and towns. All information on this website was previously shared with the United Steelworkers in the collective bargaining process during the course of negotiations, up to and including the date of the last update as indicated. This website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to make any binding contract, offer or proposal merely by inclusion on this site. This site is updated from time to time, so interested persons are encouraged to check back regularly for recent information. National Grid respects that Local 12003 and Local 12012-04 are the exclusive bargaining representatives of the employees that each union respectively represents, and such employees should feel free to contact their union representatives if they have any questions.