Con Edison of New York
Con Edison of New York and union leaders talked on Saturday, but there’s no deal yet to end the current lockout. And it won’t be until Tuesday at noon when the two sides resume negotiations.
Saturday tied for the hottest day of the year in 2012, maxing out at 95 degrees in midtown Manhattan. The figure fell short of the 100-degree record in the city, which was set only two years ago.
Although there have been spotty power outages of late, Con Edison of New York said that it’s staying on top of the power grid, despite having its 8,500 union employees locked out.
8,500 workers could walk off the job on Saturday night if the two sides can’t reach a deal. And with this second heat wave in full swing, Con Ed is calling the threat a dangerous game while union members continue to work outdoors to keep the power on.
As of Saturday afternoon, the Long Island Power Authority reported that 130 of its customers are without power, most of which reside in Hempstead, Oyster Bay and North Hempstead.