The extension came after the union and an alliance of port operators and shipping lines resolved one of the stickier points in their months-long contract negotiations, involving royalty payments to the longshoremen for each container they unload.
NBA fans, do you want the good news first or the bad news?
Could it be? Might the 120-day NBA lockout be coming to an end?
Maybe there’s some hope for NBA fans after all?
Three days and 30 hours’ worth of talks couldn’t produce a new labor deal, so NBA owners and players walked away without knowing when they will meet again.
After another long day of negotiations, NBA players and owners left with nothing more than plans for another meeting.
NBA owners and players are meeting for a second straight day, shortly after finishing a 16-hour marathon with a federal mediator.
Yes, the NBA is on the fast track to hardwood hockey, on the verge of the very thing that killed the NHL – a ruined season.
Here we are: NBA commissioner David Stern’s “G-Day.” Stern told WFAN last week that without a labor agreement Tuesday his “gut” was that there wouldn’t be pro basketball on Christmas.
“It’s time to make a deal. If we don’t make it Tuesday, my gut … is that we won’t be playing on Christmas Day,” Stern said.
NBA owners apparently weren’t bluffing when they said they wanted competitive balance just as much as a chance to profit.
It’s been a month since the NFL lockout began and there haven’t been any talks between the league and its players. That will change this week.
A day after the judge handling the NFL lockout lawsuit urged the sides to go “back to the table,” the players and owners both expressed a willingness to do so. The hitch: Each offered to meet for talks in a setting the other finds unpalatable.
Negotiators 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.
Use a 24-hour extension to get a longer reprieve. That appeared to be the approach for the NFL and the players’ union Friday as the parties agreed to extend the deadline for a new labor agreement until March 11.
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