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Contract Negotiations Continue

After today's overwhelming strike authorization vote, your Bargaining Committee made progress in negotiations. We are working hard to try to reach an agreement that addresses members’ needs on our priority issues, including pay and healthcare.

We are waiting for management to send a new written offer on Friday. We will keep you updated every step of the way. Stay informed. Stay involved. Stay united. 

 

Members Overwhelmingly Vote To Authorize Strike

Teamsters at Washington Gas have voted by 97 percent to authorize a strike. With 80 percent of the membership voting, the count was 462-13 in favor of authorizing a strike.

Contract Update - May 25, 2021

We came very close to reaching an agreement on a new contract today. But management made that impossible by demanding that we choose between a lowball wage offer or healthcare cuts. As a result, we will be proceeding with a strike authorization vote on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Strike Authorization Vote - When & Where To Vote

This Wednesday May 26th and Thursday, May 27th, Local 96 members will take a Strike Authorization Vote at each station.

Report to your station for voting at least 30 minutes before your start time.

*Ballot boxes will close on Thursday at 7:30AM sharp for counting, there will be no late voting.

FAQs on the Strike Authorization Vote

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the strike authorization vote. 

Bargaining & Rally Update May 20th

Rally and Bargaining Update-May 20th

We've made a lot of noise, and management is beginning to hear it. We made a little bit of progress at the negotiating table, but the Company’s negotiator is taking only baby steps.

Bargaining Update and Rally Alert- May 20th 6:00AM

BARGAINING UPDATE & RALLY ALERT📣

Join Local 96 members at your stations at 6 a.m. on Thursday to Blow the Whistle on Corporate Greed and demand a fair contract. 

Bargaining & Rally Update May 13

Hundreds of Members rallied on Thursday to tell Washington Gas that we're united for a fair contract. Management definitely took notice, but they are still not getting the message. Management continues to hold on to their demands to gut our job security language and No Layoffs protections. 

May 13 Rally Pictures

Hundreds of Local 96 Members turned out at 6:00 AM at Springfield, Chillum, Southeast, and Northwest, ready to speak out and make their voices heard in the fight for a Fair Contract!

Rally Alert- May 13

📣Get ready to make some noise for a FAIR CONTRACT📣

Here are some chants you can use:

What do we want? FAIR CONTRACT!

When do we want it?  NOW!

 

When job security's under attack, what do we do?

STAND UP FIGHT BACK!

What do we do?

STAND UP FIGHT BACK!

 

Who’s Got the Power? WE'VE GOT THE POWER!

What kind of Power?  UNION POWER!