Union Approves New Contract With Con Ed

The union membership voted by a margin of 93 percent to accept a new four year agreement with Consolidated Edison

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    Union workers at New York City's main electric utility have overwhelmingly approved a new labor contract.

    Harry Farrell, President of Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers Union of America, said Wednesday that its membership voted by a margin of 93 percent to accept a new four year agreement with Consolidated Edison.
    The 8,000 utility workers were locked out on June 30 after their contract expired and negotiations over a new one failed. About 5,000 managers were then used to keep electricity going before Gov. Andrew Cuomo intervened in late July and brokered a deal just as severe storms hit upstate and threatened power outages.
    The utility has 3.2 million customers in New York City and Westchester County.

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