New York, NY -- Thousands of New York City utility workers walked off the job late Saturday night as a part of an ongoing labor dispute.
The union representing workers for Consolidated Edison, the city's largest utility company, rejected a new contract offer and delayed any new discussions for two weeks.
Utility Workers Union of America Local 12 hoped to reach an agreement with Con Ed by the June 30-th deadline.
Con Ed now says that five-thousand management-level employees will continue to work despite the ongoing strike to maintain critical services to the company's three-point-two million customers.
The UWUA Local 12 represents eight-thousand Con Ed worker