At 12:01 a.m. May 15, the union representing 2,000 linemen and engineers across Massachusetts for Nstar, the successor company to Boston Edison, stopped working in a labor dispute.
“First off, it’s important to clear up that we didn’t go on strike, we were put on strike,” said Gary Sullivan, president of the Utility Workers Union of America Local 369.
Both sides in the labor returned to negotiations May 27, when the two sides sat down with federal mediator John Martin.
Sullivan said the union was hopeful about the resumed talks. In the end, it was a 1,277 to 189 vote that officially ended the two-week strike he said.
Workers returned to the job June 2.