The Brian Lehrer Show Edit this Published in The Brian Lehrer Show Con Ed Lockout Listen 15 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/219969/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Con Ed working in Astoria, Queens on Steinway Street after the blackout of summer 2006. (28Dreams / flickr) i New York Daily News reporter Erin Durkin discusses the breakdown in negotiations that occurred between Con Ed and its union members, causing a lockout of 8,000 employees.