Con Ed's Union Lockout Keeps Lights On And Judges At Bay

Law360, New York (July 2, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT) -- Consolidated Edison Inc.'s move to lock out 8,500 union workers in a tussle over pension benefits boosts the utility's chances of keeping power flowing with nonunion labor and reduces the odds that outages could force the dispute into court, experts said Monday.

The lockout of 8,500 members of the AFL-CIO-affiliated Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 in the dead of night Sunday helped the utility avoid what could have been its nightmare scenario: an unplanned labor stoppage and related power supply disruptions during a summer...
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