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Union: Con Ed locks out workers

July 1, 2012 at 12:45 PM

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Union representatives said Sunday contract talks with New York's Consolidated Edison had stalled and their 8,500 members were locked out.

"Con Ed locked out members at 2 a.m.," said John Melia, spokesman for Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers Union of America.

Melia said the union was willing to continue talks on a new contract but had been rebuffed when it requested the company set a date for a new bargaining session.

The New York Times said Con Ed was deploying 5,000 supervisors to maintain service while the union members were off the job.

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