The deal came after nearly 19 straight hours of negotiation. No details were revealed as of press time. However, according to a spokesman, it resembles "the three-year agreement reached in October with The Nederlander Organization, which called for increases retroactive to the expiration of the old contract and provided for overall increases of 3.5 % the first year, 3.5% the second year and 4% the third year. The increases in the Nederlander contract included a 3% wage increase in each of all three years, an additional pension contribution of 0.5% in the third year (for a total 7.5% pension fund contribution), and yearly welfare increases of 0.5% a year for each contract year (for a total of 13.5% welfare fund contribution by the third year)." The talks had reached a critical stage over the past few days, the rank and file of Local One voting the executive committee the right to call a strike and to increase the union's strike fund by one million dollars.