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State Sen. Greg Ball shakes hands with Marva (Credit: Nancy Siesel)

State Sen. Greg Ball shakes hands with Marva Blue, a locked-out Con Ed customer service representative, during a visit to lend his support to the workers at the Eastview Con Ed plant. (July 11, 2012)

Con Ed union workers protest during lockout

Consolidated Edison union workers picket as their leaders plan the next move after failed contract talks and a lockout.

Con Ed workers remain on a picket line
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Con Ed workers remain on a picket line at the Con Edison Eastview station in Valhalla. (July 16,2012)

Con Ed workers continue to man a picket
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Con Ed workers continue to man a picket line at the Con Edison Eastview station in Valhalla. (July 16,2012)

Omar Poma, of Pleasantville, left, and Gary Magliari
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Omar Poma, of Pleasantville, left, and Gary Magliari of Mahopac, Con Ed workers in the Department of Public Improvement, walk a picket line at the Con Edison Eastview station in Valhalla. (July 16,2012)

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A Con Ed splicer finds some shade while
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

A Con Ed splicer finds some shade while taking a break from the picket line at the Con Edison Eastview station in Valhalla. (July 16,2012)

Con Ed designer Basam Boctor, of White Plains,
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Con Ed designer Basam Boctor, of White Plains, displays a sign to passing motorists while walking a picket line at the Con Edison Eastview station in Valhalla. (July 16,2012)

Mt. Pleasant Police officer Mike Dolan observes workers
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Mt. Pleasant Police officer Mike Dolan observes workers walking a picket line in front of the Con Edison Eastview station in Valhalla. (July 16,2012)

Flags and signs hang from a tent, as
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Flags and signs hang from a tent, as Con Ed workers continue a picket line at the Con Edison Eastview station in Valhalla. (July 16,2012)

Local 1-2 Safety Director Thomas Cunningham, left, speaks
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Local 1-2 Safety Director Thomas Cunningham, left, speaks with Westchester Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti, who visits Con Ed workers walking a picket line at the Con Edison station in Valhalla. (July 16,2012)

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Westchester Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti, speaks to Con Ed
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Westchester Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti, speaks to Con Ed workers outside of the Con Edison station in Valhalla. (July 16,2012)

Con Ed workers listen to Westchester Assemblyman Thomas
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Con Ed workers listen to Westchester Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti, who speaks with them at the Con Edison station in Valhalla. (July 16,2012)

Con Ed workers take a break from walking
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Con Ed workers take a break from walking the picket line at the Con Edison Eastview location in Valhalla. (July 16,2012)

State Sen. Greg Ball shakes hands with Marva
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

State Sen. Greg Ball shakes hands with Marva Blue, a locked-out Con Ed customer service representative, during a visit to lend his support to the workers at the Eastview Con Ed plant. (July 11, 2012)

State Sen. Greg Ball visits locked-out Con Ed
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

State Sen. Greg Ball visits locked-out Con Ed workers at the Eastview Con Ed plant to lend his support. (July 11, 2012)

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State Sen. Greg Ball talks with Thomas Veras,
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

State Sen. Greg Ball talks with Thomas Veras, a locked-out Con Ed customer service representative, during a visit to lend his support to the workers at the Eastview Con Ed plant. (July 11, 2012)

State Sen. Greg Ball visits locked-out Con Ed
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

State Sen. Greg Ball visits locked-out Con Ed workers at the Eastview Con Ed plant to lend his support. (July 11, 2012)

State Sen. Greg Ball talks with Thomas Veras,
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

State Sen. Greg Ball talks with Thomas Veras, a locked-out Con Ed customer service representative, during a visit to lend his support to the workers at the Eastview Con Ed plant. (July 11, 2012)

Locked-out Con Ed substation operator Mike Malizia of
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Locked-out Con Ed substation operator Mike Malizia of Yonkers displays his "C.E.O." head in front of the Eastview Con Ed plant. (July 11, 2012)

Locked-out Con Ed workers in Eastview cheer a
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Locked-out Con Ed workers in Eastview cheer a passing sanitation truck driver who honks his horn. (July 11, 2012)

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Bobby Farese, an event coordinator with state Sen.
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Bobby Farese, an event coordinator with state Sen. Greg Ball, grills burgers donated to locked-out Con Ed workers in Eastview by the senator. (July 11, 2012)

Dan Brandon, the executive director of state Sen.
(Credit: Nancy Siesel)

Dan Brandon, the executive director of state Sen. Greg Ball's district office, grills burgers donated by Ball to locked-out Con Ed workers in Eastview. (July 11, 2012)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the plant on Old Saw Mill River Road Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 5, 2012)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the plant on Old Saw Mill River Road Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 5, 2012)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the plant on Old Saw Mill River Road Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 5, 2012)

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Con Edison workers picket in front of the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the plant on Old Saw Mill River Road Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 5, 2012)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the plant on Old Saw Mill River Road Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 5, 2012)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the plant on Old Saw Mill River Road Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 5, 2012)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the plant on Old Saw Mill River Road Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 5, 2012)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the plant on Old Saw Mill River Road Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 5, 2012)

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Con Edison workers picket in front of the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the plant on Old Saw Mill River Road Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 5, 2012)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the plant on Old Saw Mill River Road Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 5, 2012)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the plant on Old Saw Mill River Road Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 5, 2012)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Con Edison workers picket in front of the plant on Old Saw Mill River Road Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 5, 2012)

Con Edison employees protest outside the company's headquarters
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Con Edison employees protest outside the company's headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. The utility canceled union members' health insurance Tuesday evening, a union spokesman said. (July 4, 2012)

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Con Edison employees protest outside the company's headquarters
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Con Edison employees protest outside the company's headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. The utility canceled union members' health insurance Tuesday evening, leaving members without medical coverage, a union spokesman said. (July 4, 2012)

Con Edison employee Eric Adler, of Wappingers Falls,
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Con Edison employee Eric Adler, of Wappingers Falls, protests outside headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 4, 2012)

A sign outside Con Edison's headquarters in Eastview
(Credit: Faye Murman)

A sign outside Con Edison's headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla (July 4, 2012)

Con Edison employees protest outside the company's headquarters
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Con Edison employees protest outside the company's headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. The utility canceled union members' health insurance Tuesday evening, a union spokesman said. (July 4, 2012)

People honk their horn in support of Con
(Credit: Faye Murman)

People honk their horn in support of Con Edison employees protesting outside headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 4, 2012)

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A sign outside Con Edison's headquarters in Eastview
(Credit: Faye Murman)

A sign outside Con Edison's headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 4, 2012)

A sign outside Con Edison's headquarters in Eastview
(Credit: Faye Murman)

A sign outside Con Edison's headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 4, 2012)

Con Edison employees protest outside the company's headquarters
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Con Edison employees protest outside the company's headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. The utility canceled union members' health insurance Tuesday evening, a union spokesman said. (July 4, 2012)

Con Edison employees protest outside the company's headquarters
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Con Edison employees protest outside the company's headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 4, 2012)

Con Edison employees protest outside the company's headquarters
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Con Edison employees protest outside the company's headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 4, 2012)

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Con Edison employees protest outside headquarters in Eastview
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Con Edison employees protest outside headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 4, 2012)

Con Edison employees cool down with frozen treats
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Con Edison employees cool down with frozen treats brought by State Senate candidate Justin Wagner (D-Cortlandt) during their protest outside the company's headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 4, 2012)

People honk their horn in support of Con
(Credit: Faye Murman)

People honk their horn in support of Con Edison employees protesting outside the company's headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. (July 4, 2012)

Protests continued in Valhalla after Con Edison workers
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Protests continued in Valhalla after Con Edison workers lost their health insurance Tuesday evening. (July 4, 2012)

Con Edison employee Mark Wasilko, of Wappingers Falls,
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Con Edison employee Mark Wasilko, of Wappingers Falls, protests outside the company's headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. The utility canceled union members' health insurance Tuesday evening, a union spokesman said. (July 4, 2012)

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State Senate candidate Justin Wagner (D-Cortlandt) speaks with
(Credit: Faye Murman)

State Senate candidate Justin Wagner (D-Cortlandt) speaks with Con Edison employees during their protest outside headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. The utility canceled union members' health insurance Tuesday evening, leaving members without medical coverage, a union spokesman said. (July 4, 2012)

Con Edison employees protest outside the headquarters in
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Con Edison employees protest outside the headquarters in Eastview Center in Valhalla. The utility canceled union members' health insurance Tuesday evening, a union spokesman said. (July 4, 2012)

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