According to the Teamsters, progress was made on the following articles of the contract:
* Tentative agreement was reached on substantially limiting subcontracting work. There will be no subcontracting if any bargaining unit employees have been laid off.
* Substantial agreement was reached on a seniority system, covering work bids, layoffs and recall. The recall period was extended from one year to two years.
* There was a good discussion on grievance process, which will be completed when negotiations resume.
Negotiations are scheduled to resume on May 16 and 17 in Washington, DC.