reach an impasse

reach an impasse

to progress to the point that a barrier stops further progress. When negotiations with management reached an impasse, the union went on strike. The discussion reached an impasse and no one was able to propose a compromise.
See also: impasse, reach
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4% voted to authorise a strike should negotiations reach an impasse.
He noted that even in the camps of Tindouf where the polisario practices all forms of oppression, the front has reach an impasse following the mass return of many of its leaders to Morocco, besides the welcoming of the Moroccan autonomy initiative by the Sahrawi populations held captive in the camps and the emergence of the Khat Achahid movement and Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud.
Should the council reach an impasse tonight on a candidate, members could interview the next five on the community panelist's list.
Although talks did reach an impasse in the last 24 hours, there have been telephone calls between the two parties over the Dane's move.
If they reach an impasse she will chair a meeting between the two sides.
It is wise to come prepared with a translated glossary of key words and concepts, so that help is at hand when you reach an impasse.
Current law gives the University unilateral power to impose terms and conditions of employment when parties reach an impasse," said Bergan.
4% of Spirit flight attendants voted last year to authorize a strike should negotiations reach an impasse.
If your negotiations reach an impasse, you expect your negotiators to take ownership for that impasse, not blame another union for their own failure of strategic leadership,'' Baker said.
If family discussions become contentious and reach an impasse, experts recommend bringing in a neutral third party or mediator.