Con Ed Union Says Regulator Can End Lockout To Guard Public

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT) -- State regulators across the country have intervened when labor disputes with utilities jeopardize the security of ratepayers, the lawyer for the union locked out by Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc. said Thursday, in support of a bid to have New York’s regulator end the impasse.

Last year, for example, West Virginia's Public Service Commission blocked West Virginia American Water Co. from implementing layoffs because they would have hurt service quality, according to Washington-based Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP partner Scott H. Strauss.

Strauss represents the...
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