This ought to further endear these gangster thugs to the general public.
The second heat wave of the summer will again test the power grid in our area just as a deadline comes for a possible Con Edison strike.
Temperatures reached 98 degrees at LaGuardia Airport Friday, while Newark, N.J. saw 97 and Central Park hit 93.
A mix of sun and clouds continues Saturday and temperatures will linger in the muggy low- to mid-90s. Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon.
Con Edison and its workers are in the middle of contract negotiations, with the current contract for Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America expiring at midnight Saturday.
John Melia, a spokesman for the union that represents about 8,500 workers, said there are issues over pensions. He said members in May authorized a strike if necessary.
Why not just authorize these punks to turn off the power entirely? It’s not as if we have any law and order left as it is.