NFL, Union Resume Labor Talks; Deadline FridayNegotiators for the NFL and the players' union begin five days and nights — at least — of talks toward reaching a new collective bargaining agreement on Monday. Failure by the time Friday ends could mean the first pro football work stoppage since 1987.
Gov. Christie Responds To Public Union Support PollAccording to a new CBS News-New York Times nationwide Poll, those Americans surveyed oppose weakening the unions' collective bargaining rights.
NJ Unions Rally At Statehouse For Wisconsin Public WorkersWisconsin state workers protesting a move to severely curtail their collective bargaining rights have found allies in New Jersey.
Gov. Christie Backs 'Responsible' Collective BargainingOne day after proposing a new budget proposal that would require employees to pay more for their benefits, Christie said that he supports "responsible bargaining."
NFL, Union Agree To MediationThe NFL and players' union have agreed to mediation in their labor negotiations. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service will oversee negotiations in Washington beginning Friday.
NFL Files Charge Against Union With Labor BoardIn Monday's filing with the National Labor Relations Board, the league is asking that the union be ordered to bargain in good faith.
Pro Bowl: 3 Added To Roster, Goodell Stays In NYBesides 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's Goodell, NFLPA Leader Smith Meet In NYA Union spokesman said Wednesday's session between Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith is "an effort to advance the bargaining,'' rather than a formal negotiating session toward a new labor contract.

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