UGWU Local 69 Ratifies New Contract, Adds New Union Jobs with Atlantic Coast Pipeline Maintenance

UGWU Local 69's workforce will operate and maintain a 660-mile pipeline and compressor stations. Maintaining a pipeline that runs from West Virginia to Virginia and southern North Carolina, Local 69 is poised to add more than 30 permanent union jobs.

UGWU Local 69 Ratifies New Contract, Adds New Union Jobs with Atlantic Coast Pipeline Maintenance

As part of UGWU Local 69’s newly ratified contract with Dominion, the local’s workforce will operate and maintain a 660 mile pipeline and compressor stations. Maintaining a pipeline that runs from West Virginia to Virginia and southern North Carolina, Local 69 is poised to add more than 30 permanent union jobs. Negotiations are set to begin with the company on May 8 to determine how to staff the project and how and when to bid the positions.  Derek Metz, Local 69’s Secretary says “this is great news for members and our Union with the additional long-term positions.”

Additionally, at Hope Gas, the new contract creates four new inspector positions, and three Stopple Crew jobs, phasing out contractors and relying on highly trained union labor from Local 69.  According to Bobby Hawkinberry, the local’s Region 1 Director, “this was welcome news, getting this work will allow us to show what a professional, highly skilled workforce we have at Hope as well as increase our numbers within Local 69.”