Submitted by ub on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 11:47

ConEd's union decides to strike during historic heatwave... This timing is worth noting.

Negotiations were underway as New Yorkers weathered a heat wave, stressing out people who worry about power availability, but ConEd says these fears are unfounded.

Negotiations between the Con Ed and Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America lasted just over 10 days. The contract expired at midnight Saturday and negotiations broke down just before 2 a.m.

Walk-in centers are closing, meter readings are being suspended and major construction projects are being halted, now that contract negotiations between the utility and its unionized workers have officially broken down.

The timing of this unfortunate breakdown comes as New York prepare for hotter weather that will increase demand for power. Con Ed says it is keeping a close watch on its system and has trained managers working on essential operations. Please, make sure you show us, we're from Missouri.
Actions speak louder than words.