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Thanks a Lot: Utility Union Strikes in the Middle of Heat Wave

packband Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 3:47 PM
So, after reading the actual news articles, it turns out that Katie's histrionics about a strike are wrong. It's a lockout, not a strike. The blame lies with ConEd.
RayTheAnarchoCapitalist Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 9:46 PM
Not quite. They've closed walk-in centers, have stopped taking meter readings, and have halted major construction projects.

Remember when New York City's unionized sanitation workers refused to work during the middle of a deadly blizzard in 2010? All because they were protesting the budget? 

Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest budget cuts -- a disastrous move that turned streets into a minefield for emergency-services vehicles, The Post has learned.

Miles of roads stretching from as north as Whitestone, Queens, to the south shore of Staten Island still remained treacherously unplowed last night because of the shameless job action,...

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