Monday, July 2, 2012

Con Ed Locks Out 8,000 Workers, Brings Back Retired Supervisors

Consolidated Edison locked out 8,000 workers early Sunday after contract talks broke down.

Con Ed says it offered to extend negotiations for two more weeks, but the union refused, according to the NY Daily News

About 5,000 managers will step in.

Union leaders told the NY Times that those managers, who they said included retired supervisors, "might not have the numbers or the training to keep up if the hot weather and the increased demand for air-conditioning created major power failures."

According to Con Ed, most meter reading will be suspended, so bills may reflect estimated use. To avoid an estimated bill, you can report your meter reading by calling 1 800-75CONED or visiting on your meter reading date.

Photo by MK Metz

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