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.
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.
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.