Players’ Union

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.

12/11/2012

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.

11/19/2012

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NHL Suggests Two-Week ‘Moratorium’ On Labor Talks

Negotiations had already hit a wall in the ongoing hockey labor fight, and now the NHL has suggested the sides take an official two-week break before getting back to the bargaining table.

11/16/2012

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No Communication Between NHL, Union As Lockout Drags On

Now the NHL and the locked-out players’ association aren’t even talking by phone.

11/15/2012

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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.

11/12/2012

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NHL Officially Locks Out Its Players

The clock struck midnight, and the NHL turned into another sports league closed for business.

09/16/2012

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With Deadline On Horizon, NHL Headed Toward Third Bettman-Era Lockout

With only two days left to avoid another damaging NHL lockout, players and owners huddled in separate circles to discuss what now seems inevitable.

09/14/2012

US Open referee Brian Earley (2nd R) helps dry the Armstrong court. It was deemed unplayable due to water damage. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: More Drama At US Open; Does Tennis Need A Players’ Union?

It’s been a few tough days for both US Open tournament officials and the players. Bad weather was behind two controversies which shed light on an issue that is gaining momentum: tennis professionals need a voice at the majors!

WFAN–09/09/2011

Antonio Cromartie (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

Antonio Cromartie: Rookies Should Attend NFL Draft

Rumors of a competing event against the NFL Draft persist. So will this year’s top rookies walk across the stage to shake hands with Roger Goodell? Jets free agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie thinks they should.

WFAN–03/18/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NFL To Federal Judge: Don’t Unseal TV Contract Case Info

The NFL asked a federal judge Wednesday to deny the players’ union bid to release details in a $4 billion TV revenue dispute, saying information should be kept confidential because it is commercially sensitive.

WFAN–03/17/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Goodell: Get NFL, Players’ Union Back To Mediation

Appearing on the NFL Network Tuesday night, Roger Goodell that there has been virtually no dialogue with the NFLPA since mediated negotiations collapsed last Friday. “For us to go back to mediation, you call me and we’ll be there,” Goodell said.

WFAN–03/16/2011

National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) executive director DeMaurice Smith talks with the media following meetings at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building for extended labor negotiations March 9, 2011 in Washington, DC. Representatives from the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) continue to negotiate a labor dispute during a 7 day extension of talks. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFL Lockout Clock Ticking For NFL, Players’ Union

Back on the brink. The NFL and the players’ union headed into the final 24 hours of their twice-extended collective bargaining agreement with little apparent progress on key economic issues.

WFAN–03/11/2011

Jeff Pash, NFL executive vice president and general counsel, left, Kevin Mawae, president of the NFL Players Association, DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, and NFL spokesman Greg Aiello cross the street together for negotiations involving a federal mediator in Washington, Wednesday, March 9, 2011 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Players’ Union Rejects NFL’s Profitability Data Offer

A person familiar with the negotiations told The AP that the NFL offered to turn over five years of profitability data to the players’ union — and the offer was rejected.

WFAN–03/09/2011

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, center talks with an unidentified man, left, as Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, right, looks on after a meeting with NFL owners at a hotel in Chantilly, Va., Wednesday, March 2, 2011. NFL owners ended their special labor meeting without taking any action, just 30 hours before the collective bargaining agreement with the football players expires. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Tell Us Again, NFL Owners: Why Is There A Labor Dispute?

If NFL owners aren’t careful, they might just force us to sympathize with guys who make more in a year than most will take home in a lifetime. Chad Ochocinco could come off looking like some sort of modern-day Cesar Chavez.

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, 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

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