As city officials and residents bite their nails over predicted strong rains and even the chance of a tornado, Gov. Cuomo pushed Consolidated Edison and its largest union to come to a tentative contract agreement on Thursday.
The city's power operator locked out 8,000 of its employees on July 1 when Local 1-2 refused to give the company notice to when it may strike. Contract negotiations had broken down over pensions and healthcare. Con Ed managers and retired workers have kept the power grid running since the beginning of the lock out.
The terms of the four-year agreement have no been released.