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Con Ed, union reach deal, end lock out
Con Ed, union reach deal, end lock out
News Billy Rennison 7/26/2012 at 3:55PM

Thunderstorms threatening New York City helped Con Edison and its workers strike a tentative deal ending a month long lock out. After a temporary deal was struck earlier in the day to send some workers back to the job, Con Ed, Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a [...]

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 [...]

Weekend Roundup
Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 7/08/2012 at 12:46PM

Sex offender busted for ‘fondling’ young girls in Queens library A registered sex offender has been arrested for allegedly fondling two young girls last month inside a Queens library. Joel Grubert, 49, was spotted on surveillance camera groping the victims, ages 6 and 9, at about 6:20 p.m. June 23 inside the Queens Library branch at [...]

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 [...]

Hundreds camp out for 50 union jobs
News Michael Pantelidis 5/02/2012 at 5:00PM

People walking along 32nd Avenue in Woodside last week may have thought they stumbled upon an Occupy Wall Street demonstration, or that the “Dark Knight Rises” had been released months in advance. Instead, roughly 600 people were camped out – many of them for a week – in the hopes of receiving an application to [...]

This Morning’s Headlines
Queens man may have committed suicide by fireworks
Queens man may have committed suicide by fireworks
News Jay Lane 1/24/2012 at 9:58AM

Queens man may have committed suicide by fireworks A troubled Queens man may have committed suicide by fireworks yesterday. Horrified relatives discovered Theodore Ellinghaus Jr., 50, dead in the second-floor hallway of his house on 111th Avenue in South Ozone Park at 9:28 a.m. — after the powerful M80 he was holding to his stomach [...]