Local 424 is located throughout New Jersey. We are employed by the Elizabethtown Gas Company, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (SJI) of New Jersey. Our job descriptions include Emergency Response (gas leak & carbon monoxide), distribution system maintenance, fleet and building maintenance, meter reading, meter changing, and parts distribution.
For many years we were an independent Local who handled issues with our company on our own and with the help of lawyers. Those were the days when fairness and respect on both sides were still a part of the Union/Company relationship. However, with the increase in disrespect that Corporate America shows towards Unions and the constant push to reduce our hard-earned benefits, we were forced to look for additional help. In 1982 we found and merged with The Utility Workers Union of America to gain strength in numbers and add to our resources. The vote to do so was unanimous amongst our membership.