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The hospital called it the “end of a chapter.” Union organizers called it “a new beginning.”

As usual, the two sides had a different take Friday on a settlement they reached related to last year’s dispute over an organizing drive among 1,800 blue-collar workers.

Yale-New Haven Hospital agreed to pay District 1199 of SEUI Healthcare $2 million as a penalty for violating a city-brokered agreement over how to behave during the run-up to a unionizing election.

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