NEW YORK (AP) — Fearing that a severe storm could wreak havoc with New York City's power system, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo intervened in a labor dispute between Consolidated Edison and its workers and brokered a tentative agreement Thursday after a weeks-long standoff.
"You don't want a storm hitting New York City without Con Ed being at full force," Cuomo said at a news conference announcing that an agreement had been reached.
Consolidated Edison, Inc. is anxious to resume negotiations with its largest union, Bloomberg reports. The company locked out 8,000 workers after failed negotiations and has temporarily set 5,000 managers in their place.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane said the NRC can't consider a public hearing on the San Onofre nuclear plant until June, when an appeal period of an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ruling ends.