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Negotiating committee (l to r): Andy Pinto, Steven M. Colavito, Greg Lewis, Joe Tringalli, Mike Petosa, Pete Primont.

On October 20, 2015 members of the Utility division of Local 3, IBEW employed by National Grid in Staten Island ratified a new 5-year agreement. After two months of negotiations the recently completed negotiations with National Grid (Formely Brooklyn Union Gas) were challenging and complex. Due to the hard work and commitment of the negotiating committee and sub-committees under Business Representative and Assistant Business Manager Joseph Santigate, they were able to negotiate a contract that acknowledges the value and the contributions of this highly skilled and dedicated workforce. Thanks to our committee, listed below, for their determination in working through some very difficult and multifaceted departmental issues. These highlights are a snapshot of the key elements of the agreement with National Grid.

Highlights include:
‰Û¢ A 5-year Agreement
‰Û¢ Wage increases totaling 13.5% to members hourly wage over contract term
‰Û¢ Enhanced company contributions to the 401K
‰Û¢ Improve the no-layoff provision
‰Û¢ Increase clothing allowance money
‰Û¢ Expand and create new career paths
‰Û¢ Increase reimbursement for training travel.
‰Û¢ Reduce employees contribution for dental