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Tentative agreement reached in utility worker/ConEd strike

June 24, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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CITYWIDE — THE CITY’S UTILITY workers’ union, on Sunday, announced that a tentative consensus for a new four-year contract agreement had been reached between the union and Con Edison after intense negotiations, narrowly averting a potentially stressful planned strike during the ongoing heatwave. UWUA Local 1-2, which represents more than 8,000 utility workers in NYC, had announced the intention to strike beginning at midnight when the previous collective bargaining agreement expired if a deal wasn’t reached. The union said in a statement that Con Ed had offered increased wages, health benefits and “operational agreements.”

The union says it plans to hold a member vote on the ratification of the agreement after full details are released.

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