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reach an agreement

To achieve some accord, settlement, or compromise (with someone), especially after a period of debate, argument, negotiation, etc. The state prosecutors say they have reached an agreement with the CEO regarding his suspected involvement in racketeering. The heads of state reached an agreement to implement a new trade deal between the six countries.
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Verizon (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) said it will continue negotiations with the CWA and IBEW to reach agreements on new contracts covering more than 37,000 wireline employees in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
For those issues on which we can not agree on, we will make efforts with the UN Secretary General to reach agreements, Eroglu also said.
"The Dialogue does not represent the government or the opposition -- but aims to represent the views of people from all walks of our society." "I call on the participants to redouble their efforts to reach agreements." The Chairman underlined that the Dialogue, which adheres to an international standards for achieving consensus, is approaching a critical phase: "We have already witnessed agreements tackling a number of important social, economic, human rights and political issues.
Al Dhaharani: Dialogue Remains the Best Way to Address Bahrain's Issues Manama, July 19 (BNA) -- The Chairman of the National Dialogue, Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Dhahrani, has called on the participants of the talks to redouble their efforts to reach agreement.
"It provides a great framework for public schools and education employees to reach agreements that will raise student achievement across the state."
The new law--the last bargaining statute expired in 1999--provides for binding arbitration in the event of an impasse in contract negotiations, reinstates a state labor relations board, and provides an opportunity for educators to discuss and reach agreement over instructional issues.
In initial reports concerning the ISG purchase of Bethlehem's assets, USWA president Leo Gerard sounded upbeat that the union and ISG could reach agreements similar to those made at the former LTV plants.
After the meeting, Putin says he believes Moscow and Washington can reach agreements that would alter the 1972 ABM Treaty, freeing the US to test a proposed anti-missile system.
Codey, PSE&G president and chief operating officer, praised the BRC for its enthusiastic support of the program's concept and for working with the company to reach agreements on details and provisions.
Implementation will start in the nearest time on all positions we reach agreement," Omurbek Babanov said.