Con Ed Lockout Ends Just in Time for Power to Go Out

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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09:  New York Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo looks on at a press conference with current New York Governor David Paterson November 9, 2010 in New York City. Cuomo spoke about looming budget cuts, taxes and the state of the economy.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Andrew Cuomo
Photo: Mario Tama/2010 Getty Images

With an apocalyptic land-hurricane headed our way, about half of Con Ed's 8,000 locked-out union workers agreed this morning to come back to work temporarily. But as doomsday got closer, Andrew Cuomo went ahead and pushed harder for a deal to end the entire three-week ordeal, so we don't all perish after it pours. "Sometimes a storm has a silver lining," Cuomo said, because clichés are comforting in this time of need.