Gov: NYC utility, union strike deal to end lockout

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Posted: Jul 26, 2012 3:11 PM
Gov: NYC utility, union strike deal to end lockout
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York City utility Consolidated Edison and its union are agreeing to end a lockout and labor conflict.Cuomo announced the deal Thursday afternoon, hours after crews began returning to work in advance of potentially severe storms racing to New York that threatened power outages.The lockout began June 30.Cuomo on Wednesday inserted himself into the dispute, calling for an end of the lockout during a hot summer that was straining the power grid.The two sides had been negotiating a long-term contract in Cuomo's Manhattan office.