NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Talks between Consolidated Edison and its largest union ended Monday night with no agreement three weeks after negotiations began.
Con Ed re-instated health insurance for the 8,500 locked-out workers, but otherwise neither the company nor Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 has indicated any real progress in the negotiations over pensions, wages and health care costs.READ MORE: New York Weather: 7/28 Wednesday Morning CBS2 Weather Headlines
The union says Con Ed re-instated employee health insurance in a response to public pressure. Workers are covered for July, retroactively.
The Con Ed workers were locked out on June 30 after their contract expired and negotiations over a new one failed. About 5,000 managers are keeping electricity going for 3.2 million customers in New York City and Westchester County.READ MORE: NYPD Trying To Identify Man Accused Of Robbing 11-Year-Old Girl, Making Sexual Threats
Going into the third week of negotiations, there have been no major outages.
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