National Grid Gas Workers Locked Out

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BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- The Union representing National Grid Workers says that National Grid has locked out 1,100 workers in Massachusetts. 

The Union says that company is jeopardizing public safety.

“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. These workers not only protect and maintain key infrastructure, they repair dangerous gas leaks in dozens of cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth," said Joe Kirylo and USW Local 12012 President John Buonopane in a joint release. 

The two unions represent about 1,100 gas workers employed by National Grid in more than 85 Massachusetts communities.

Contract negotiation over the weekend didn't lead to any resolutions  -- and the Union statement adds-- despite requests to allow members to while while we continue to bargain, National Grid has refused.

In a statement to WBZ NewsRadio1030 on Sunday National Grid said that the company is committee to negotiating in good faith.

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