Weeks of around-the-clock negotiations with employer National Grid have yielded a major coup for Local 101. Managment was singing to a different tune after more than 1,000 members rallied for a fair contract outside of company headquarters last week. Pending ratification by the membership, the contract settlement will give members close to 14% in wage increases over 5 years — compare that to the wage freeze demanded by National Grid as late as last Wednesday!
TWU Local 101, which represents over 2,500 utility workers at the multi-national energy company National Grid, is ready to take its contract fight wherever it needs to go — starting with the streets, this Thursday outside of company headquarters in Brooklyn, NY.
TWU Local 100 is now the exclusive bargaining representative for Citi Bike workers, after Local 100 President and International Executive Vice President John Samuelsen signed a voluntary recognition agreement with the company on Tuesday night. After a months-long organizing drive — which found broad support among Citi Bike's 200 bicycle mechanics, dispatchers, call center operators and technicians — TWU is in uncharted territory, the first to unionize workers in the growing bikeshare industry.
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