The House appears ready to begin ratcheting up the pressure on National Grid to end its lockout of more 1,250 union gas workers, reviving a three-month-old bill that would force the utility to extend health benefits to the locked-out workers and deny the company any rate increases or public money for maintenance until the labor dispute is resolved.
The bill, which has languished since it was filed in July by Rep. Jim O’Day, suddenly surfaced in the House yesterday morning and was referred to the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee. (Read More)
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