Hurricane Sandy and the Human Cost of Utility Deregulation

By: Wednesday October 30, 2013 2:59 pm

This week marks the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, which one year ago tore a path of destruction through much of New York and New Jersey. While media coverage will no doubt focus on the images of nature wreaking havoc on the Eastern Seaboard, we would do well to look at the very human failings that contributed to the damage and suffering inflicted by Sandy.

 

ConEdison Puts New York’s Power at Risk During Heat Wave With Lockout of Workers

By: Wednesday July 4, 2012 5:15 pm

As the summer heat seared New York City, tensions between the city’s major electricity company and its union reached a boiling point over the weekend. By Monday, a meltdown in the talks over pensions and benefits left thousands of Consolidated Edison utility workers suddenly frozen out of their jobs.

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