Contract UPDATE: TWU Local 101 and National Grid Open 2014 Contract Negotiations
On July 15, the union held its first contract negotiating meeting with the company at the Local 101 union hall at 195 Montague St. in Brooklyn.
Last month, our Local came to an agreement with National Grid to begin this round of contract talks ahead of schedule, so that we have enough time at the bargaining table to fully address all of the elements of our contract where we want to see improvements — that includes the pension, health benefits, wages, and discipline procedure.
At this point, it looks like negotiations are off to a positive start. Further meetings are planned for next week. We will keep you updated as we move forward.
You can read Local 101 President Mike Conigliaro's opening statement by clicking here.
Thank you for your support!
The Officers & Executive Board
TWU Local 101 Utility Division
TWU Local 101's Second Annual Family Day Picnic Is August 23rd!
TWU Local 101's Holiday Cheer Celebration
On December 19, Local 101 held its annual Holiday Cheer Celebration at Knights of Columbus Hall in Brooklyn, NY — with live music, tons of hot food, and fun with our big union family. To download photos from the slideshow below, visit Local 101's Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/twulocal101. Thank you to everyone who came out!
Sandy Documentary Video Brought Local 101 Members Front and Center at 24th TWU International Convention in Las Vegas
Footage from Local 101's documentary video on members trapped on the job in Coney Island during Superstorm Sandy was screened by the International for the leadership of TWU locals from across the country. Derrek Oliver, FOS Driver A out of Canarsie, risked his life to go out into the evacuation zone to rescue 17 of his Union brothers on the night of October 29th. The video received thunderous applause.
Click here to watch the video on YouTube or press play below.
TWU Local 101's Family Day Picnic Sideshow
Photos From Our First Family Day Picnic — August 31st at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn!
Members, Check Your Home Mailboxes ...
TWU Local 101's Summer Newsletter Hits This Week!
TWU on the March in NYC at the May Day Parade
May Day, known worldwide as International Workers' Day, is a national holiday in over 80 countries. Protests and parades in support of the workers' struggle have been a tradition in New York City for a century. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, hundreds of thousands of workers descended on Union Square to march in solidarity on May 1. On May 1, 2013, Local 101 kept that strength and unity alive by taking to the streets with sister unions from across trades, sectors, and boroughs.
Young Workers Take to the Streets
The TWU International Speaks with Brothers Keith McLaurin and Greg Bimbiras About Their Leadership
Greg: "Once you get that message across and people understand that they can participate and they have a say in what happens, then only good things happen. It makes the union itself stronger."
LOCAL 101'S SPRING NEWSLETTER IS OUT IN THE FIELD!
MEMBERS, CHECK YOUR HOME MAILBOXES!
Member Highlight from Local 101's Spring 2013 Newsletter:
Watch a VIDEO of Derrek Oliver and the Union Brothers Whose Lives He Saved the Night Hurricane Sandy Hit
Read the article in the current issue of TWU Local 101's Newsletter "Burning Bright"
Members of the TWU Young Workers Speak at Local 101's March Section Meeting
TWU Young Workers are coming together to form a nationwide network focused on building a culture of activism and volunteerism to support social and economic justice in our unions and local communities.
For more information on how to join with TWU young workers from around the country this spring in New York City, click on the flyer to the right and sign up on the TWU Young Workers website or go directly to http://www.twuyoungworkers.org/.