INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana House Democrats who fled the state five weeks ago to protest a Republican agenda they considered an assault on labor unions and public education returned to the Statehouse on Monday and resumed work.

Minority Leader Patrick Bauer said he and his fellow Democrats ended one of the longest legislative walkouts in recent U.S. history after winning concessions from Republicans over recent weeks on several issues.

“We’re coming back after softening the radical agenda,” said Bauer, D-South Bend, whose return was greeted by cheering union workers. “We won a battle, but we recognize the war goes on.”

Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma gaveled in the chamber, giving the House its first quorum since Feb. 22.