On June the 4th, Westinghouse Electric Company confirmed they had signed a new three-year contract with the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers at the Nuclear Components Manufacturing facility. The agreement will remain in effect from June the 5th of 2017 to May the 3rd of 2020. The new agreement effectively ends the deadlock that started on May the 21st. It will also allow 172 employees to return to work on Monday, June the 5th.
The two companies entered into formal negotiations in April. The original contract ended on April 30, 2017. Westinghouse continued to negotiate with the Boilermakers, while simultaneously allowing work to continue under the terms of an extension of the previous contract. After the two firms were unable to reach a new agreement, a lockout was invoked on May the 21st. Both sides worked relentlessly to reach a satisfactory resolution as quickly as possible. More details about the new contract can be found here.