Con Ed, Union to Meet Thursday; Workers Picket

Talks broke down Sunday after the workers' contract expired at midnight

By Verena Dobnik
|  Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012  |  Updated 12:48 PM EDT
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    It's Day 3 of the labor dispute affecting 8,000 Consolidated Edison workers, with no talks scheduled until Thursday.

    Utility Workers Local 1-2 spokesman John Melia said Tuesday that pickets are at job sites where managers are filling in for union workers.

    Con Ed spokesman Allan Drury said the New York-based utility wants to get its workers back in the field and wants to resolve issues at the bargaining table

    Talks broke down around 2 a.m. Sunday after the contract expired.

    With heat pressing down on New Yorkers, pressure has been mounting for the situation to be resolved. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 80s and low 90s throughout the week.

    Both sides say there are still many sticking points, including changing pension terms.

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