MILLINCOKET — A union representing 400 workers from two closed paper mills says members have agreed to a labor plan that could be the last obstacle to restarting the mills in Millinocket and East Millinocket.

Under a five-year deal reached with the company hoping to buy the mills, Cate Street Capital, the mill workers will be paid the same wages they received before the mills closed, $16 to $22 an hour.

Cate Street is /seeking to buy the two mills for an undisclosed price from the current owner, Brookfield Asset Management. Officials hope to reach an agreement by today.

The Bangor Daily News says the workers at a Wednesday meeting were relieved they could get their jobs back, but unhappy they would remain the state’s lowest paid mill workers.