Union: Con Ed locks out workersUnited Press International
Union representatives said Sunday contract talks with New York's Consolidated Edison had stalled and their 8,500 members were locked out.
"Con Ed locked out members at 2 a.m.," said John Melia, spokesman for Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers Union of America.
Melia said the union was willing to continue talks on a new contract but had been rebuffed when it requested the company set a date for a new bargaining session.
The New York Times said Con Ed was deploying 5,000 supervisors to maintain service while the union members were off the job.