July 17th Rally to Support UWUA Local 1-2 Locked Out Workers


From: Mario Cilento, President

Date: July 13, 2012

Re:    UWUA Local 1-2 Rally – Tuesday, July 17

8,500 members of Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers Union of America who were locked out by Con Edison need your help. On Tuesday, July 17 at 4:30pm locked out workers and their allies will assemble at their picket line at 4 Irving Place, New York, NY and march to Union Square for a massive rally which is scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm.

On behalf of the locked out workers and their families, I am asking that our affiliates mobilize their members to participate in the march and rally, and demonstrate their unwavering solidarity. Con Edison needs to be sent a clear message that they have not only taken on Local 1-2, but the entire Labor Movement and all New Yorkers.

Click here for background on the lockout and to sign a pledge in support of the workers. 

Click here for the Flyer. 



  1. […] Please sign the pledge below and leave a comment of your support for the 8,500 workers that have now been forced into the street. We will contact you with more information on how you can stand with the workers of UWUA 1-2 in the coming days and weeks ahead. **UPDATE** UWUA Local 1-2, New York City Central Labor Council and the New York State AFL-CIO call for mass rally to support locked out workers on July 17th. Click here for more details.  […]

  2. My husband works for Con Ed and was locked out of work just as the contract ended and not even into the prime of their contract talks, and if that wasn’t bad enough, health insurance was dropped. My husband has worked 32 years for this company and this is the way they treat their workers while the company is making billions of dollars on their customers. Company loyalty no longer exits for their employees. 8500 workers have been out of work now for weeks. What is America coming to and not even a word from Obama on the matter which is even worse. Please sign the petition and pray that they come to an agreement soon.

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