Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Update on New York Lockout


It’s Day 13 of the Con Ed lockout of 8,500 UWU Local 1-2 workers. As of July 3, Con Ed cut off workers’ health insurance, and effective this week workers are filing for unemployment with the NYS Unemployment Trust Fund. Many members with families have been forced to file for public assistance in the form of food stamps, Medicaid and Childcare+, a state-run health insurance program for minors. It’s unconscionable that Con Ed, a public utility, is passing along the costs of its illegal and dangerous lockout to other state businesses and the taxpaying public. The labor movement is standing strongly alongside Local 1-2, with a series of events planned in coming days.

Massive rally planned for July 17: please share widely and encourage your members to turn out. The NYC CLC and Local 1-2 are organizing a show of  union strength and solidarity for Tuesday, July 17. Please assemble at the Local 1-2 picket line at 4 Irving Place at 4:30pm, and then march to Union Square for a 5:30pm rally. We need your help to send Con Ed a unified and amplified message: Fair Contract Now!

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