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The USW Bargaining Team will be touring our plant Wednesday, May 18th.

April 28th is known throughout the country as Worker’s Memorial Day. A day to remember those who have died, been injured or suffered illness from the toils of their work.

National Grid is jeopardizing the safety of our communities by locking out 1,100 of its most experienced employees who are critical to ensuring safe and quality gas work in Massachusetts.

The 2022 USW International Convention was very exciting and rejuvenating. It was truly an honor to be surrounded by thousands of Union members and Union supporters from around the world. Thank you for allowing me to attend as a Delegate.

The 9/1/18 United Steelworkers Basic Labor Agreement (BLA) provides for a profit-sharing pool of 7.5% of the company’s profits, defined as Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT).  The company reported an unaudited Adjusted EBIT of $479,010,476.86. 

Per our 2018 Basic Labor Agreement, Inflation Recognition Payments (IRPs) will be made in lump sum, quarterly payments if cumulative inflation exceeds 3% per year.

At the end of each calendar quarter, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) will be compared to a Consumer Price Threshold. If the actual CPI is higher than the CPI Threshold, a lump sum payment shall be made equal to each full 1% by which the CPI is higher than the threshold. 

In the second quarter, the CPI averaged 5% higher than the threshold, which will grant us a lump sum payment for this quarter.

The deadline for the 2022 Health Awareness Initiative (HAI) is fast approaching.  In order to qualify for funding in your Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) in 2023, your completed verification form must have a date of service between October 1st, 2021 and September 30, 2022 and your form must be submitted no later than November 15, 2022.