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Cuomo announces end of Con Ed Lockout
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Gov. Cuomo brokered a agreement between striking Con Edison workers and the utility, ending the nearly monthlong labor dispute that locked out 8,000 workers.
The deal came just hours after Cuomo got the bickering sides to agree to allow 3,000 of the union members back to work for the duration of the storm.
Cuomo called the members of Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 and Con Edison to his East Side office this morning to make sure there were enough workers for this afternoon's expected storm.
But Cuomo used the availability of both sides to keep talks going, and the temporary storm deal paved the way to an overall contract agreement.
Con Edison released the following statement: "We would like to thank Governor Cuomo for his support and guidance in helping Con Edison and the leadership of UWUA Local 1-2 reach a tentative agreement that is fair and equitable for our employees and customers. We look forward to our union employees returning to work. We appreciate the efforts of everyone involved in the talks to reach this agreement."
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