The sides were using this weekend to assess their positions, before resuming talks in front of a federal mediator Monday — and then they will have until the end of Friday to reach a new CBA, thanks to two extensions of the old deal.
The heart of the NFL labor negotiations has owners and players attempting to decide how to split $9 billion in annual NFL revenue. Wow. That’s quite a nice problem to have, don’t you think?
The Knicks lost ugly to the Orlando Magic Tuesday night, but Craigie, ever the optimist, isn’t worried.
Giants co-owner John Mara joined the NFL group negotiating with the players’ union Tuesday, the first team owner to participate since a federal mediator began overseeing the talks.
Less than 72 hours before the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires, the league and the players’ union were scheduled to resume negotiations in front of a federal mediator.
The NFL and its players’ union met before a federal mediator for the third consecutive day on Sunday, trying to find common ground for a new labor deal before the current one expires.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, union executive director DeMaurice Smith and members of their negotiating teams participated in a second consecutive six-hour session with a federal mediator Saturday.
“It’s all about money, as it always is,” he said Friday, “and everything will flow from there once there’s a macro agreement.”
Saturday’s meeting at a Dallas hotel came one day before the Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium and was not expected to last more than a couple of hours. The full negotiating teams last sat down face-to-face on Nov. 22.
Besides the Steelers and Packers, also missing this Pro Bowl week is NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL said the commissioner is staying in New York so he can concentrate on collective bargaining issues.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is telling fans that “if both sides give a little,” the league and players “can and will reach an agreement” on a new labor deal.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he has “no idea” whether a new collective bargaining agreement will be reached before the Super Bowl, but he plans to work hard to make it happen.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass says Thursday’s session included “frank and direct dialogue” of some key issues and the sides agreed to meet again in December.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the union has made its counter proposal to the owners’ plan for an 18-game regular season.
Fresh off a fourth straight sellout at Wembley Stadium, NFL vice president of international business Chris Parsons is optimistic the league will soon be playing multiple regular-season games in Britain.