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.