A strike at the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative is over after members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers voted to ratify a new contract. The company reached the three-and-a-half year agreement with its 83 union workers Thursday, more than a week after they walked off the job. They were picketing for more control of their pensions than the co-op initially wanted to give. In a statement, the union says the contract they agreed to addresses those concerns. The strike was the first for the IBEW in New Hampshire and Maine in at least 30 years. In its statement, the union says its members' "courage and determination ... cannot be overtated," and calls community support for the picketers "overwhelming." The contract still needs a final...
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Union Strike Ends As N.H. Electric Cooperative, IBEW Reach Tentative Deal