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NOTICE: July General Membership Meeting Postponed to August 18

We are canceling our July General Membership Meeting, again due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions and will be holding a meeting on August 8th at the same location, the Courtyard by Marriott Springfield, 6710 Commerce St Springfield, VA 22150.

Members Approve WGL Contract Extension

Local 96 members have overwhelmingly approved a one-year extension of our union contract with Washington Gas that delivers three extra months of wage increases.

 

May Membership Meeting Canceled; Rescheduled to June 16

We are canceling our May membership meeting due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. We will be rescheduling our June meeting for Tuesday, June 16th at the same location in Virginia—the Courtyard by Marriott Springfield, located at 6710 Commerce St, Springfield, VA 22150.

New Deadline to Vote on the Contract Extension

The Executive Board has extended the contract voting period to make sure that all Local 96 members have the opportunity to vote on the contract extension.

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed mail delivery and most members have not received their voting packet.

The new deadline to vote is Tuesday, May 5th at 12PM. Members will vote online or by telephone but you need to be get an authorization code first.

 

 

Contract Vote Period Extended

If you have not received your contract extension ballot packet yet, you are not alone. Many members are facing this issue because COVID-19 has slowed down mail delivery.

 

Local 96 Members Speak Out On Our Contract Extension

In the middle of a pandemic and a recession, we won economic security and COVID-19 protections. Local 96 members speak out on why they’re voting Yes.

Contract Extension Wins Economic Security, COVID-19 Protections

In the middle of the worst pandemic and economic crisis of our lives, Local 96 members have won a one-year contract extension that delivers economic security and COVID-19 protections.

How to Vote on the Contract Extension

Local 96 members will be voting on a 12-month contract extension that includes 15 months of wage increases and extensive COVID-19 protections. Here’s how the vote will work.

Every member was mailed a ballot packet. Your ballot packet will include a unique Access Code. 

Look for this envelope in the mail:

Tentative Agreement Reached; Provides Safety, Security

Your Local 96 Negotiating Committee has reached a tentative agreement with Washington Gas on COVID-19 health and safety protections and a one-year extension of our contract that provides security in very uncertain times.

Positive COVID-19 Case at Washington Gas

A Local 96 Teamster has tested positive at the Chillum Station. The worksite is being closed down and thoroughly sanitized under directions from the CDC.