Rally at Con Ed CEO Kevin Burke’s Home
Where: Con Ed CEO Kevin Burke's home, 86th St. and York Ave., New York NY
Join UWUA Local 1-2 workers, OWS Immigrant Worker Justice and the labor community at a massive picket at Con Ed CEO Kevin Burke’s home.
It’s the height of hypocrisy for Con Ed to lock out workers without a moment’s notice in the early morning hours and then seek to blame the union for a situation that was entirely of the company’s own making. Local 1-2 did everything it could to avert this lockout, including offering to work without a contract to ensure that New Yorkers safety and comfort weren’t compromised. Con Ed gave its CEO a 5-year, $24.8 million compensation package, and recently upped its rates–the highest in the country–by 10%, and grossed $5 billion in profits last year. Yet it’s willing to lock its workers out rather than negotiate fairly and honestly about workers’ pensions and health care plans. All 8,500 workers would have stayed on the job and let talks continue, but Con Ed instead chose to play fast and loose with public safety.
–Vincent Alvarez, President of the NYC Central Labor Council.
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