With time running short to keep the NFL’s preseason completely intact, owners and player representatives are back in force at a Manhattan law firm, trying again to work out a new labor deal.
A rookie wage scale and free agency for veterans appear to be the biggest stumbling blocks to ending the NFL lockout.
The federal magistrate judge who is mediating the labor dispute between NFL owners and players has scheduled another session for July 19 in Minneapolis.
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.
A group of retired NFL players has filed a complaint against the league and its current players, saying they have been excluded from the negotiation sessions taking place.
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.
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.
Conference calls held in the last two days mark the first time in a while players have been briefed on a lockout that is in its fourth month.
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.
Whether they are meeting in secret locations or in the middle of Times Square at rush hour, talks between NFL owners and players are a good sign.
New York (AP) – Just a few days after the owners regained the momentum in the NFL labor dispute, union leader DeMaurice Smith stood before graduating seniors at the University of Maryland and gave the […]
After a series of stinging rebukes from federal judges, the NFL has a significant, favorable ruling in hand from a higher court.
DeMaurice Smith, head of the NFL Players Association, is prepared to take the NFL lockout battle to the bitter end.