The federal magistrate judge who is mediating the labor dispute between NFL owners and players has scheduled another session for July 19 in Minneapolis.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out a judge’s order lifting the NFL lockout, possibly giving the league leverage in talks aimed at reaching a new labor deal.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith have arrived to start a second straight day of negotiations at a law firm in Manhattan.
NFL owners and players may find themselves shifting to hurry-up mode as time gets tight to reach labor peace. Although both sides say progress has been made, the prospect of postponing the opening of training camps grows stronger every day. The Jets have already moved their camp, and the Giants could be next.
Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith will conduct NFL labor talks later this week after letting the lawyers handle the all-important paperwork for two days.
Many football fans had hoped that the NFL lockout would end before July 4. It appears that’s not in the cards.
Joined by a handful of owners and players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith resumed talks Thursday aimed at ending the lockout with a new collective bargaining agreement.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ union chief DeMaurice Smith took questions Wednesday at a symposium for NFL rookies, who wanted to know the same thing as everyone else unhappy about the league’s labor dispute. When is it going to end?
Negotiating teams for NFL owners and players are in Minnesota and expected to resume talks aimed at ending a lockout now in its fourth month.
As the two sides in the NFL labor dispute work toward ending the lockout, a small group of players met Monday with their attorneys in Minneapolis. Players were also told in conference calls that there will be more negotiations this week involving Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Round 4 of the “secret” NFL labor negotiations is over. Round 5 is coming soon — perhaps to a suburban locale near you.
NFL owners and players met in the Boston area Wednesday in the latest attempt to work out a new collective bargaining agreement, a person with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press.
The next time NFL owners meet to discuss the league’s labor situation, there is hope it will be to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with the players. But don’t get carried away thinking a deal is imminent.
A sense of urgency fills the NFL owners’ meetings Tuesday as they discuss progress made in recent talks with the players.
Dark clouds no longer dominate the NFL horizon. Rays of sunshine have broken through as owners and players make progress in labor talks. So what could cause rain to fall, washing away the chance of a deal? Plenty.