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Protesters display placards during a rally July 18 in front of the State House, in Boston, held to call attention to the lockout of natural gas workers from their jobs by National Grid in dozens of communities across the state. (Steven Senne/AP)
Protesters display placards during a rally July 18 in front of the State House, in Boston, held to call attention to the lockout of natural gas workers from their jobs by National Grid in dozens of communities across the state. (Steven Senne/AP)

After half a year out of work, the 1,250 gas workers locked out by National Grid have a new contract.

Union leaders and representatives from the company reached a tentative agreement last week on a deal that would replace the contract that expired in June when negotiations broke down.

On Monday, a majority of the membership of the two locked-out unions approved the negotiated contract in separate votes.

Guests

Bruce Gellerman, WBUR reporter. He tweets @AudioBruce.
Robert Forrant, professor of history at UMass Lowell.

This segment aired on January 7, 2019.

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