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Temporary Deal Averts Strike By Longshoremen At East Coast Ports

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.

12/28/2012

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NBA Lockout: 50 Players Reportedly Mull Decertification

NBA fans, do you want the good news first or the bad news?

WFAN–11/04/2011

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NBA Labor Deal In Next Few Days? David Stern Says It’s Possible

Could it be? Might the 120-day NBA lockout be coming to an end?

WFAN–10/28/2011

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Reports: NBA Owners, Players To Resume Talks; Cancellations ‘On Hold’

Maybe there’s some hope for NBA fans after all?

WFAN–10/26/2011

Billy Hunter, Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association, (L) speaks at a press conference after NBA labor negotiations at Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on October 20, 2011 in New York City. Hunter announced that talks have broken down and no further meetings are scheduled. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

NBA Labor Talks Turn Nasty As Negotiations End

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.

10/21/2011

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NBA Lockout: David Stern To Miss 3rd Straight Day Of Talks With Flu

After another long day of negotiations, NBA players and owners left with nothing more than plans for another meeting.

WFAN–10/20/2011

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NBA Lockout: Mediation Resumes After 16-Hour Session

NBA owners and players are meeting for a second straight day, shortly after finishing a 16-hour marathon with a federal mediator.

WFAN–10/19/2011

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Keidel: David Stern And Billy Hunter Go Hunting

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.

WFAN–10/19/2011

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NBA Lockout: David Stern’s ‘Gut’ Day Has Arrived; Will Mediation Bring Quick Results?

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.

WFAN–10/18/2011

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David Stern On WFAN: Tuesday’s Meeting Could Decide Fate Of NBA Season

“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.

WFAN–10/13/2011

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Does Money Really Matter Most In NBA Lockout?

NBA owners apparently weren’t bluffing when they said they wanted competitive balance just as much as a chance to profit.

WFAN–10/13/2011

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NFL Lockout: Mediation Between League, Players To Resume Thursday

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.

WFAN–04/12/2011

DeMaurice Smith, who was head of the NFL Players Association before it dissolved, talks to reporters outside the federal courthouse after a hearing Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in St. Paul, Minn. At right is players attorney Jim Quinn. (credit: AP Photo/Jim Mone)

New NFL Lockout Hitch: League, Players Disagree On Mediator

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.

WFAN–04/08/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (C) and others arrives for an extra day of negotiations at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. Representatives from the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) continue to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement between players and owners during a 24 hour extension in negotiations. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

NFL, Union Resume Labor Talks; Deadline Friday

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.

WFAN–03/07/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (C) and others arrives for an extra day of negotiations at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. Representatives from the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) continue to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement between players and owners during a 24 hour extension in negotiations. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

NFL, players Agree To 7-Day Extension

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.

WFAN–03/04/2011

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