On April 30, Hecla Mining Co. announced it has reached an agreement with the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to settle the unfair labor practice charge filed by the United Steelworkers (USW) in March 2017. This settlement resolves the charge, without any admission of fault, penalties, or payment of back wages, the company said.

This action does not resolve the key differences in the ongoing labor dispute, nor put the two sides closer to a contract, the company added.
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