The Local 96 membership has approved a one-year extension of our contract with Washington Gas that delivers three extra months of wage increases. Your raise will appear beginning with the paycheck on May 22, and be retroactive to March 9.
We started gearing up for contract negotiations months in advance. We formed a Contract Action Team. More than 80% of members filled out our Contract Survey. Then, COVID-19 turned our world upside-down.
First, came the pandemic. Then, came the economic crisis. Thirty million Americans are out-of-work.
Washington Gas Teamsters have stepped up and showed the company and our communities what we're about and how essential our work is. We will not let them forget it at contract time next year!
I want to thank every Local 96 Teamster. Together, we are turning our union around and restoring pride and power to Local 96.