Labor talks

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Key Issues Remain As Union, NHL Resume Labor Talks

After a long night of talks, the NHL and the union are returning to negotiations — just later than expected.


Bill Daly (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Fehr Waiting For NHL To Resume Talks; Daly Says Season Will Be Saved

Donald Fehr and the players’ association are ready to get back to the bargaining table at any moment. They are now just waiting for the NHL to feel the same way.


NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Lockout Update: NHL, Union To Resume Talks With Mediators At Undisclosed Site

NHL labor negotiations will resume Wednesday, with mediators rejoining the talks at an undisclosed location in an effort to save the hockey season.


NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

NHL, Union Resume Talks; League Wants Full Proposal From NHLPA

The NHL and the locked-out players are talking again, just not for very long.


Gary Bettman (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images) and Donald Fehr (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

At Union’s Request, NHL To Resume Labor Talks With Locked-Out Players

So much for a two-week break. Just over a week since the last set of failed negotiations, the NHL and the locked-out players’ association will return to the bargaining table Monday.


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Latest Round Of NHL Labor Talks Offer No Progress, Little Optimism

Both sides in the NHL labor fight seem willing to talk. The problem is neither group likes what is being said at the other end of the table.


NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith (credit: Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout: Reason For Optimism, But Hurdles Remain In CBA Talks

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.


NFL Senior VP of Public Relations Greg Aiello briefs the media after a meeting with NFL owners at a hotel on March 2, 2011 in Chantilly, Virginia. The NFL owners are meeting in Chantilly to discuss negotiations with the players union about a collective bargaining agreement that expires March 3, at midnight. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Where’s The Sanity In NFL, Union Labor Talks?

Hard-liners on both sides — the NFL and players’ union — have taken negotiations to the brink, and there’s no indication that sanity will prevail before the current collective bargaining agreement expires and things really begin to get nasty.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell arrives for football labor negotiations with the NFL Players Association involving a federal mediator, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL, Union Approaching Full Week Of Mediation

When the NFL and the players’ union agreed to federal mediation, they knew it was voluntary. In theory, either side could walk away at any time. Instead, they keep coming back to the table.


Reporters ask questions of NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, center, as he leaves following a mediated negotiation session between the players' union and the NFL, in Washington on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

NFL, Union Negotiate For 25-Plus Hours Over 4 Days

At least one person participating in the federally mediated NFL labor negotiations was willing to say something — anything — about how he felt after more than 25 hours of meetings over four days. “Things are going well right now,” said Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell arrives for the first negotiating session involving a federal mediator, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL, Players’ Union Resume Talks For 4th Straight Day

The NFL and its players’ union met with a federal mediator for the fourth day in a row Monday, trying to make progress toward a new collective bargaining agreement before the current labor deal expires.


Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL, Union Meet For 3rd Day With 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 (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images), NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Keidel: NFL Flubs

To paraphrase Bill Clinton in 1994 while discussing baseball’s labor angst, I don’t get why y’all can’t just figure out how to share a few billion dollars.


NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NFL, Players’ Union Cancel Day 2 Of Labor Talks

Negotiations to prevent an NFL lockout took a grim turn Thursday with the cancellation of the second day of a planned two-day bargaining session.