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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 09/27/2012

DeMorning Links: Pepco dyspepsia

Pepco employees could walk off the job after rejecting a contract offer from the utility. (Matt McClain - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
D.C. regulators granted Pepco a significant rate increase Wednesday -- not as much as the unpopular utility wanted, but more than a lot of folks believed was warranted. D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) told the Post that Maryland regulators granted a smaller increase and that the D.C. Public Service Commission members are “lap dogs for Pepco.” Meanwhile, Pepco line workers rejected a best-and-final contract offer from the company by a five-to-one margin, raising the strong possibility of a strike. “We’ve never ever had such a turnout,” said union leader James A. Griffin. “Our membership is really angry about this.”

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