USMX, ILA Agree to Extend ContractDecember 28, 2012
Both sides agreed to an extension of the Master Contract until February 6, thus averting a possible strike. The agreement followed meetings December 27 with the director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). The February 6 date, which USMX and the ILA agreed upon, pushed back the date of the contract extension included in the press release issued by the FMCS. The mediators agreed with the change. Read the original FMCS release, whcih includes the old expiration date, here.