Three weeks in, health insurance reinstated for Con Ed workers
News Alexa Altman 7/19/2012 at 11:35AM

Three weeks after contract negotiations began between Con Ed and representatives from the Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2, the utility giant reinstated health coverage for its 8,500 locked out workers. Local 1-2 spokesperson John Melia claimed the company’s decision to cut off health insurance at the start of the lockout was illegal. “They [...]

Con Ed workers still locked out, talks to continue Thursday
Con Ed workers still locked out, talks to continue Thursday
News Alexa Altman 7/03/2012 at 11:36AM

As temperatures spiked and residents across the city feared power outages, Con Edison locked out more than 8,000 workers over heated contract talks – leaving 5,000 management personnel responsible for maintaining electric, gas and steam service for the company’s 3.2 million customers. The power giant blamed the stalemate on leaders of the Utility Workers Union [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/02/2012 at 7:23AM

Con Ed Locks Out Workers Following Failed Contract Talks  Consolidated Edison and its employees union had a war of words Sunday over who was responsible for the lockout that left 8,500 workers off the job. Talks between Con Ed and Local 1-2, Utility Workers Union of America broke down early Sunday.Both sides kept talking past the [...]