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

Sheila25 Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 6:13 PM
A LOCKOUT initiated by the Company's Management is NOT the same thing as a STRIKE which would be initiated by the Union's Leadership. The Union offered to work while contract negotiations were on-going so no one would be affected by a work stoppage. It was ConEd's decision to prevent workers from performing their jobs by use of a LOCK-OUT. The Union is now doing informational picket duty to let people know, that they want to work, but for a fair wage. I am currently locked-out and have been for four weeks because the company I work for wants for the THIRD contract in a row for the union membership to agree to more take-aways and less raises and more employee-cost health care as they see more and more people becoming anti-union.

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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