Veteran mediator Vince Ready is set to resume negotiations between IKEA and the Teamsters Union today in an effort to reach a collective agreement between the two parties.
Ready agreed to resume the mediation process after a number of pre-conditions were met, according to an IKEA press release.
Both parties have agreed to provide Ready with binding recommendation powers if negotiations breakdown during the mediation process.
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Talks broke down at the end of September due to the two sides being too far apart.
Three hundred members of Teamsters Local 213 were locked out in mid-May 2013.