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Old 07-02-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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The Con-ED/Union monopoly. Horray!!!

Con-ED and the MTA always screwing the public.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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It DOES seem that the workers were willing to stay but Con-Ed LOCKED THEM OUT.
So don't be too quick to blame the workers.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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fire them all. I am sure the 30 million unemployed out here would take their job at half the pay.

Most of the job are administration. $30/hr with OT for pushing paper.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Unfortunately 30 million people are not trained to go into a hole and fix a 345,000 Volt short circuit or a high pressure gas leak or broken steam pipe blowing manhole covers off.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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It seeems the battle lines are drawn over pension and health benefits.

I hope it's settled soon.
Well...that, and apparently, the fact that management had just given itself a nice, fat raise and then (who would have believed such a thing possible?) there wasn't any money for the workers.

Such things aren't uncommon in other cities. The subway workers in Paris go on strike pretty frequently, and every time they do, management tells the city not to worry--they'll be able to keep the Metro operating. (They can actually only manage a train every hour or two, so you can imagine what trying to take the Metro in the midst of a strike might be like, but as they say over there, c'est la vie).

Meanwhile, Con Ed management tells us not to worry--they can keep everything going and we'll never notice the difference. So long as nothing out of the ordinary happens. I suppose that prayer becomes a viable option.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Of course I have no qualms about burying management UNDER the manhole covers, that would be a public service.

My fear is that management trying in vain to actually do electrical WORK will cause the City to suffer a blackout this week.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:41 AM
 
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Unfortunately 30 million people are not trained to go into a hole and fix a 345,000 Volt short circuit or a high pressure gas leak or broken steam pipe blowing manhole covers off.
True, I bet if they are start firing people, they will back to work in no time.

If you work in a private sector, you will see everyone's productivity suddenly increase after the first batch of layoff.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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yet LIPA was voted the #1 most "disliked"??
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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It seems their power generation is strained to the absolute limit about ever summer. Why don't they just build another power plant?
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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Con Ed got rid of their generators years ago. They buy the electricity, a lot of it from Canada.
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