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.


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.


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.