WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) today issued the following statement on a tentative agreement reached between representatives of UNITE HERE Local 11 and Sodexo, a subcontracted company that provides food service operations to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles:

“FMCS is extremely pleased to announce that after extensive negotiations and mediation provided by our local federal Commissioner, and with the steadfast dedication of the parties involved, representatives of UNITE HERE Local 11 and Sodexo have tentatively agreed to a new contract. Resolving their differences and finding acceptable remedies to the issues that divided them, the parties persevered and were ultimately successful in coming to an agreement. We wish them congratulations as they move forward in their relationship and work together.”