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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.
It’s lamentable that Con Edison locked out around 8,000 employees early Sunday morning after contract talks failed. Lamentable and dangerous.
But we understand where the utility is coming from. It offered to extend the current contract for two more weeks so talks could go on, along with the condition that the union would warn of any strike a week ahead of time, and Con Ed would do the same for a lockout. But the union refused.
As temperatures hung just below 100 degrees in Queens and elsewhere in New York City, Con Edison locked out about 8,000 workers after their union refused to extend their existing contract while management and workers remain at an impasse over a new one.
Queens, NY — The union representing 8,000 Con Edison workers said contract negotiations could come down to the wire this weekend.
The two leading Democratic candidates for the 6th Congressional District nomination traded major endorsements on Monday.
Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) the Democratic Party choice, picked up the endorsements of four prominent Democrats seeking the mayoral nomination in 2013, while Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) won the backing from locals of the Communications Workers of America.
A year that began with transit workers walking the picket lines ended with transit workers walking the picket lines.
The coming election is one of the most critical in recent years. The direction of the future of our country is in play, and one of the most vital aspects is the prospect of naming of up to three justices to the U.S. Supreme Court in the next four years.
Last month’s horrific accident in which a woman was electrocuted while walking her dogs in the East Village could have been prevented, city and state officials charged on Tuesday, if utility companies had more enhanced safety procedures in place.
Union workers at the Ravenswood electrical generating plant in Long Island City reached a tentative agreement on Tuesday night that averted a strike planned for a midnight deadline.
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