NEW YORK (AP) — The scene outside Consolidation Edison's Manhattan headquarters features a chorus of honking, cheers and whistling that can be heard from a couple of blocks away.
The honking was a show of support Monday by drivers passing about 150 union members.
There's also been an occasional chorus of boos as management workers leave the building.
Many union members are wearing T-shirts that say: "If we go out, the lights go out."
The shirts feature a picture of a cracked, yellow lightbulb. It has a red circle around it, and a slash through it.
Talks were suspended early Sunday with both sides saying they remained "far apart" on many issues.
The breakdown comes as New Yorkers endure more hot weather.
Associated Press Writer Alex Katz contributed to this report.