at an impasse

at an impasse

At a point or problem that is insurmountable or from which there is no possible exit, progress, or negotiation. After hours of bitter debate, the two parties were at an impasse, and the discussion was left for the following day.
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management representatives insisted that if Guild negotiators did not unanimously recommend that members approve their "final" package, the company would consider its offer to have been rejected, and talks would be at an impasse.
Talks between House Republicans and President Barack Obama were at an impasse and rank-and-file House members headed home.
Circuit, claiming that the NLRB's finding of refusal to bargain was not supported by the evidence, which showed the two parties were at an impasse.
We have cancelled the announcement and we are at an impasse.
Kermit Meling, chairman of the union's state bargaining team, called the state's decision that talks were at an impasse a negotiating tactic meant to start the clock so it could impose its final offer.
The union has asked the National Mediation Board to declare talks at an impasse.
Teachers, who are at an impasse in contract talks with the district over pay, have said they won't support the bond unless the district pledges to use the money to retire the majority of its debt, incurred in the 1990s for school construction.
We are at an impasse in terms of the negotiations, but that does not mean it is a dead issue.
A spokesperson for Boeing said executives are awaiting a union response, and said that once the union agrees the talks are at an impasse, the company could impose terms of the last contract or Boeing's last offer.
A half-century of constructive "revisionism" in the study of Reconstruction has arrived at an impasse.
It was admitted that discussions between the AMA and the national nursing associations was at an impasse as far as the registered care technologist proposal was concerned.
We were at the table bargaining and were working toward an agreement when the company informed us they felt we were at an impasse," Hoover said.
WASHINGTON -- Teamster mechanics at Southwest Airlines are seeking federal mediation as contract talks with the company are at an impasse.
With contract negotiations at an impasse, Ventura County nurses claimed gender bias Tuesday in urging supervisors to support their demand for a pay hike comparable to one granted public safety employees.
It's unfortunate that we have arrived at an impasse with the carrier and have to ask our members for a strike vote and to prepare for a future confrontation with Mesaba," said AMFA National Director O.