Cuomo Brokers End To Con Ed Lockout As Storms Hit NY

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who demanded action earlier this week to end Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc.'s lockout of 8,500 union workers, helped broker an end to the 26-day stalemate Thursday as a line of powerful storms moved across the Empire State toward New York City.

Early in the afternoon Cuomo had asked the sides to partially suspend their battle over potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in future pension benefits, a lingering impasse that exploded July 1 when the $19 billion utility locked out...
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