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.

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. 

The USW Bargaining Team will be touring our plant Wednesday, May 18th. They will be visiting different departments and speaking to Members on the shop floors.

We will be hosting two Special Meetings with our Bargaining Committee at Duneland Falls Banquet Center to share information with you. Please make plans to attend one of these meetings. It is important for all of our members to be informed and prepared as we go into negotiations. I look forward to seeing you there.

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 $576,023,193.99. 

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.

Cleveland-Cliffs’ Burns Harbor, Indiana Harbor and Riverdale locations (the Hiring Locations) will be accepting applications for hourly bargaining unit Utility Person positions to maintain a pool of candidates for potential future job openings. The application process is open to any individual that chooses to apply. Current employees may also use this Notice to inform their relatives of the steps they need to take if they are interested in applying for future employment at any Hiring Location. Resumes will not be accepted at the Hiring Locations .