Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Alex Gailey Globe Correspondent June 25, 2018 More than 1,200 gas workers have been locked out by National Grid after months of failed contract negotiations.The dispute came to a head early Monday morning when workers were denied access to various National Grid facilities across the state.Two unions representing 1,250 gas workers voted last week of authorize a strike, days before their contract expired at midnight Sunday. Negotiations continued until 6 a.m. Monday with no resolution and the company locked out the workers. Advertisement “We’re quite stunned and shocked,” Billy Hunter, who has been a gas worker for 40 years, said outside the National Grid building in Malden. “We showed up in uniforms, ready to work, to find we’re literally locked out of the facility.” Get Talking Points in your inbox: An afternoon recap … [Read more...] about National Grid locks out gas workers
National Grid began a lockout of its unionized gas workers in Massachusetts on Monday after months of failed contract negotiations. About 1,100 gas workers employed by National Grid in Massachusetts have been locked out of work beginning Monday after months of attempted contract negotiations. The international power company and its unionized gas workers failed to reach an agreement on issues regarding employee health care, pension cuts and retirement, overtime compensation and outsourcing work to contractors. Steel unions Local 12003 and Local 12012 said National Grid failed to negotiate "a fair contract that recognizes the crucial services these workers provide across Massachusetts." The locked out gas workers cover more than 85 cities and towns across Massachusetts. "National Grid continues to push proposals that threaten public safety and drive down wages. The proposed cuts come as National Grid seeks tens of millions of dollars from Massachusetts consumers in … [Read more...] about National Grid locks out more than 1,000 gas workers in Massachusetts over contract dispute
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Thomas Jewell, special to cleveland.com MORELAND HILLS, Ohio -- Shots fired (possible), Lancaster Court: A resident reported hearing what sounded like gunshots around 1:30 a.m. June 1 and asked police to check the area. In the meantime, the caller said he was leaving his home to look around in the area of Chagrin Boulevard and SOM Center Road for any suspects. Around 2 a.m., the cause remained unknown. Noise complaint, Farwood Drive: Responding to a neighbor's complaint around 9 p.m. May 30, police learned that a resident was done running heavy machinery for the day. Lock-out (house); Fircrest Lane: A homeowner who was out of town called police on the evening of May 30 to see if assistance could be rendered for their cat sitter, who was locked out of the house. Eventually, a locksmith had to be called. Animal (miscellaneous), Ellendale Drive: A large dog was reportedly running loose in the area on the evening of May 30, with one caller saying it "looked like a bear with a tail." … [Read more...] about Cat sitter locked out of house: Moreland Hills Police Blotter
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