National Grid and its workers have reached a tenative agreement to replace the collective bargaining agreement that expired in June, ending a lockout that has lasted more than six months.
Hundreds of utility workers have been locked out since the summer amid a tense ongoing labor dispute.
The news comes from a joint statement between National Grid and United Steelworkers Locals 12003 and 12012-04. The two unions will present the terms of the agreement to their members for ratificaiton by Jan. 7, according to the news release.
USW Gas Workers 12012-04 added in a tweet that peripheral issues would be resolved at a ramification meeting at some point Thursday.
Details of the agreement will not be shared until both unions have an opportunity to vote, the release said.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill on Monday that extends unemployment benefits to the roughly 1,250 National Grid workers that have been locked out of their jobs.