BOSTON (WBZ-AM) — Locked out National Grid workers are urging Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to extend unemployment benefits. They will be at the State House Monday to persuade him to sign the bill that would allow the extension.
The bill — that would extend unemployment benefits for the locked out National Grid workers — was sent to Gov. Baker on Dec. 24. Baker has 10 days to review and sign the bill, since he received it. Union President John Buonopane would like him to sign it immediately.
“Speaker [Robert Alfred] DeLeo, he came out quite publicly in support of the bill… It’s the governor’s turn now,” Buonopane said.
In a statement to WBZ NewsRadio1030, Baker said he is “encouraged both sides have held a series of productive meetings and urges them to reach an agreement as soon as possible so people can get back to work.”
WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports