In perhaps the strongest statement from an elected official since Consolidated Edison Inc. locked out 8,500 workers 11 days ago, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn Wednesday urged to the utility's CEO, Kevin Burke, to end the lockout.
"Let me be clear, your actions do not have my support," Ms. Quinn, who is a leading contender for mayor next year, wrote to Mr. Burke.
Also Wednesday, the workers' union, Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers Union of America, filed a petition with the state Public Service Commission, asking Con Ed's regulators to end the lockout.
Contract negotiations that stretched early into Sunday morning between Consolidated Edison and its largest union ended abruptly with a lockout by the company, according to a union representative. Read Post
Many of the biggest and most politically powerful unions in the state are putting their resources behind the small utility workers union that represents the 8,500 employees locked out by Consolidated Edison since Sunday. Already, th... Read Post
Contract negotiations between Consolidated Edison and its unionized workers broke down early Sunday, prompting the dismissal of about 8,500 workers, utility officials said. Union officials said the workers were locked out. The negot... Read Post