Con Ed, Union End Talks for Weekend

A spokesman for the utility said Saturday that talks will continue Tuesday at noon

Saturday, Jul 7, 2012  |  Updated 4:44 PM EDT
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Con Ed, Union End Talks for Weekend

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Consolidated Edison Inc. and the union representing its employees have ended their negotiations for the weekend.

A spokesman for the utility said Saturday that talks will continue Tuesday at noon. Negotiations between the power company and Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America have been ongoing for weeks, and stretched past a contract deadline that expired last Saturday at midnight.
 
A union spokesman has said the bargaining is looking grim. Both sides say there are still many sticking points, including changing pension terms.
 
The union represents about 8,500 workers. Con Edison has more than 3 million customers and has been using managers in the field. The talks are occurring as New York suffers through its third heat wave of the year.
 

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