NHL labor negotiations will resume Wednesday, with mediators rejoining the talks at an undisclosed location in an effort to save the hockey season.
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.
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.
Now the NHL and the locked-out players’ association aren’t even talking by phone.
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.
The clock struck midnight, and the NHL turned into another sports league closed for business.
With only two days left to avoid another damaging NHL lockout, players and owners huddled in separate circles to discuss what now seems inevitable.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.