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At a stately home in South Yorkshire, a newly-affiliated group of tech firms are meeting for the first time. They’re a 25-minute drive from Sheffield, skirting the borders of the Peak District, inside a grand house surrounded by a well-manicured estate. Bulbous topiary hedges guard the house’s entrance.

Striking union workers expect to return to work Tuesday after ratifying a tentative agreement reached with the New Hampshire Electric Co-op.

“The strike is over at the NH Electric Cooperative,” said a Facebook post by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1837.

The 3 1/2-year pact, which workers ratified Thursday, still needs approval from the NHEC board of directors, which is expected early next week, the company said.

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