Andrew Ladd is taking a wait-and-see approach to the addition of mediators to the CBA negotiation process.
"We all hope it can help out," he said. "But at the end of the day it's one of those things where it's still not going to work unless you have two parties that are willing to negotiate and try and get a deal done, which we haven't had so far. You hope it can lead to something, but we'll have to wait and see." Ladd is hoping that new perspectives and fresh eyes can help jump-start talks.