Boston Gas Workers Lockout

UPDATE: The Massachusetts AFL-CIO urges you to Call National Grid at 781-907-1000 and tell them to end the lockout immediately!

Boston Gas workers with Local 12003 and 12012, who have been locked out of job sites by National Grid following its failure to negotiate in fairly with union representatives, will convene outside of National Grid locations in Braintree, Dorchester, Lowell, Malden, and Waltham to highlight the unfair and reckless negotiating tactics of the company.

The gas workers’ current contract expired June 24th, after National Grid refused to compromise on a contract that respected both public safety and economic justice. Though Local 12003 and 12012 offered to continue working while bargaining continued, ensuring that critical gas work was conducted by trained and experienced employees, National Grid chose to lock its employees out of their facilities and rely on a combination of contractors and management staff, neither of whom have the experience with live gas lines required to ensure public safety.

Workers will also stand up against National Grid’s proposals to reduce healthcare benefits, eliminate pensions for new hires, and cut wage protections that thousands of middle-class families rely on. The proposed cuts come at a time when National Grid is seeking tens of millions of additional dollars from Massachusetts consumers in its upcoming rate case, and as the company has received a major tax cut from the Trump Administration.

USW Locals 12003 and Local 12012 represent about 1,250 gas workers in more than 85 Massachusetts cities and towns.

Join picket lines in support of locked out workers at the following locations daily:

220 Victory Road, Boston, MA

39 Quincy Ave, Braintree, MA

775 King St, Lowell, MA

100 Commercial St, Malden, MA

100 Medford St, Malden, MA

160 Newton St, Waltham, MA

40 Sylvan Road, Waltham MA