Dominion (NYSE:D) unit Dominion Transmission and United Gas Workers’ Union Local 69 have jointly announced the end of a lockout that affected more than 900 union members in the East.
The parties, including Hope Gas d/b/a Dominion Hope issued a joint statement Sept. 14 saying that the lockout, which began on Sept. 7, is ending.
It has ended because “the parties have entered into a written agreement providing that United Gas Workers’ Union, Local 69, has agreed that it will not engage in any strike, slowdown, or work stoppage from the date of this agreement until April 1, 2017.” The union also agreed to notify all its members of the understanding.
Dominion affiliates agreed that between now and April 1, 2017, “there will be no lockout of union-eligible employees.” Meanwhile, the parties will continue to negotiate toward a new collective bargain agreement, according to the statement.
Dominion Transmission, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, is the interstate gas transmission subsidiary of Dominion. The affiliate maintains 7,800 miles of pipeline in six states — Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and Virginia.