Ashland, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - Following a vote Friday afternoon, members of Ashland Local 621 agreed to ratify a contract. potentially making the way for their return to work.
43 workers have been on strike for more than a month.
The Vice President of Ashland Industries, Bob Eder, told the Northland's Newscenter Friday that this is just the first step in getting the workers to return.
Both sides will meet early next week to create a settlement. Eder says the company will likely bring back workers in groups over the next few weeks.