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Con Edison, Union Continue Early A.M. Negotiations
July 02, 2008
As of midnight Wednesday, Con Edison and a union representing 9,000 of the utility's workers were still at the bargaining table, but expected a resolution by morning.
Disregarding a second strike deadline of midnight, the utility and Local 1-2 were continuing negotiations that continued since Tuesday morning.
A union spokesman said that the utility agreed to let workers keep their pensions, but that health benefits and salaries still needed to be finalized.
The spokesman also said that Governor David Paterson was instrumental in resolving tensions, and that without the governor's intervention, the workers would have already been on strike.