The Boston City Council voted today to demand that National Grid cut the crap and get the worker it's locked out for several months back to work - and to support a bill in the state Legislature to create a benefit system for locked out workers.
Councilor, and soon to be US Rep. Ayanna Pressley called the company "National Greed."
Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Downtown, Chinatown) called National Grid "a reckless company" and said he grows increasingly worried that the lack of workers with years of experience will lead to a Merrimack Valley-like disaster in Boston.
Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) noted that National Grid is a British company and raised the specter of Revolutionary action. "We kicked them out (once before), maybe we should go over there (to England) and take care of business," he said.
Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George noted the widening effects of the lockout - that small businesses and residents are having trouble getting gas work done.