NYC CLC – Picket locations for Locked Out Con Ed Workers

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Please support our UWUA Local 1-2 brothers and sisters on their picket lines. Locations below are running 24/7 until further notice. Your support and solidarity is much appreciated.

Manhattan

4 Irving Place, NY, NY 100003

Brooklyn
3rd Ave Yard – 222 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Queens
College Point Yard –  124-15 31st Avenue, Queens, NY 11354

Bronx
Van Nest Yard – 1601 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462

Statement from Vincent Alvarez on Con Ed Lockout

“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.