Con Ed’s Board of Directors: A Who’s Who of the Anti-Labor 1%
Kevin Burke is the chairman and CEO of Con Ed. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Business Council of New York State, as well as the American Gas Association, and the Economic Club of New York. He is deeply connected to the broader big business interests in New York.
Burke is also on the Board of Directors of Honeywell, a profitable corporation that on June 28, 2010, locked out 229 members of United Steelworkers Local 7-669 from its uranium conversion facility in Metropolis, Ill., in an attempt to eliminate seniority and retiree health car and other basic rights.
Vincent A. Calarco is also on the board of Newmont Mining, known for its brutal exploitation of miners in Indonesia, Peru and Ghana. He is also on the board of Taylor Companies, Crompton Corporation (now known as Chemtura Corporation), CPG International and Santana Products.
L. Frederick Sutherland, chief financial officer; executive vice president of ARAMARK. Previously VP Corporate Banking at Chase Manhattan Bank; also currently on Board of Directors of Acme Metals Inc.
Ellen V. Futter has been on the board of JPMorgan Chase or its predecessor since 1997. In her role at JPMorgan Chase, she was on the Risk Committee at a time when the bank’s actions lost as much as $9 billion trading credit derivatives. She also was on the Bristol-Myers audit committee during the 1999 scandal there.
Michael J. Del Giudice is on the board of Rockland Capital and also Millennium Credit Markets LLC, as well as military-related Sabre Industries. He spent 10 years as a General Partner in the finance capital company Lazard Freres and was deputy chief of staff to Governor Carey. Lazard Feres played a big role in the mass layoffs and cutbacks in the 1970s and 1980s
John F. Killian is on the Board of Directors of Verizon NY and is CFO for Verizon Virginia, NJ and NY; he is also a director of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Verizon is in the midst of an anti-union campaign against the Communication Workers and has refused to come to reasonable terms for over a year in bargaining
Eugene R. McGrath is a former chairman and CEO of Con Ed 1997-2005 (chair of Con Ed NY from 1990-2006). He is a trustee of the Economic Club of New York, an exclusive big business organization.
Sally Hernandez-Pinero was previously chair of the NY City Housing Authority from 1992 to 1994; and was the NYC deputy mayor for finance and economic development from 1990 to 1992, and chair of the Board of Directors of the Financial Services Corporation of New York City from January 1988 to January 1990. She was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg to head the Lower Manhattan Development Corp.
Michael W. Ranger is on the Board of Directors of Beacon Health Strategies and director, Managed Healthcare Associates, Inc.; he is a former director, Energy Future Holdings Corporation.
Gordon J. Davis is on the Board of Directors of Dreyfus Funds and also Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Company.
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