Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/16/2012 at 7:05AM

Qns. state Assembly candidate profits from prostitution ads in his newspaper A Queens state Assembly candidate who publishes a Korean-language newspaper is profiting from ads for a prostitution ring on the paper’s back pages, The Post has learned. Myungsuk Lee, 49, the owner of the Korean American Times, is one of several Democrats vying for an [...]

Talks between Con Ed, union continue as heat wave bakes city
Talks between Con Ed, union continue as heat wave bakes city
News Billy Rennison 7/06/2012 at 3:34PM

As the temperature rises, so does the risk of power outages, a fact that is magnified with Con Edison workers locked out as contract talks continue. Temperatures are forecasted to reach 100 degrees on Saturday, and with 8,500 workers locked out, the task of maintaining the system — which can be strained in the heat [...]