John Melia

Con Ed works on restoring power. (Credit: CBS 2)

Con Ed Reinstates Health Insurance For Locked-Out Workers; Negotiations To Resume Monday

Consolidated Edison of New York has reinstated health insurance for 8,500 locked-out New York utility workers. Union spokesman John Melia said that the company “bowed to public pressure” in reinstating the health insurance.

07/15/2012

Union workers at power company Con Edison picket outside company headquarters on July 2, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Contract Talks Between Con Ed, Union Resume In NYC

The negotiations broke down last weekend. On Thursday, the company put out a full-page ad blasting the union before the union fired back with a statement.

07/05/2012

Con Edison worker in Borough Park (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Unionized Workers With Con Ed Being Locked Out After Contract Negotiations Fail

Union spokesman John Melia said that negotiations between the power company and Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America lasted just over 10 days. The contract expired at midnight on Saturday.

07/01/2012