Labor Negotiations

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Madigan Wants Lawmakers Involved In Labor Negotiations

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) says if lawmakers are supposed to find a way to build the state payroll, they should be involved in negotiating labor contracts.

WBBM Newsradio–11/08/2011

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

NFL, Players Break Talks Until After Weekend

The labor negotiating teams led by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ association chief DeMaurice Smith met for a couple of hours Friday and will return to the table after the July 4 weekend.


Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

Report: NFL Owners, Players To Meet Again Next Week

Two people familiar with the talks tell The Associated Press that NFL owners and players will resume negotiations early next week.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

Roger Goodell

AP Report: NFL And Players Discuss Even Split Of Revenue

One of the major sticking points in the NFL labor negotiations has been how the two sides would split the estimated $9 billion in revenue.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

Roger Goodell and Jerry Jones

Representatives For All 32 Teams Set To Meet Outside Chicago

Last time a group of NFL owners met in a suburb outside of Chicago, it was during a secret meeting with representatives for the players as the two sides worked at completing a new collective bargaining agreement.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

David Stern

NBA Labor Talks Progressing, Lockout Could Still Happen

So far in the NBA finals, television numbers have been skyrocketing, as was the case around the league for much of the season. ABC and ESPN had record viewership numbers all season for NBA telecasts.


Chicago Bears Fans

NFL Sees Signs Fans Are Turned Off By Lockout

Ten weeks into the NFL Lockout and the league is saying that it’s already seeing the negative repercussions from the bitter labor dispute with the players.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2011

David Stern

NBA Players’ Association Files Unfair Labor Charge Against League

The NFL is already in the midst of labor negotiations that forced a work stoppage and could potentially threaten the season. On Tuesday, the NBA players’ association made a move to help prevent some of that from happening in their league.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2011

DeMaurice Smith

Other Pro Sports Unions Side With NFLPA

The unions for hockey, baseball and basketball are siding with the players in the NFL lockout court battle, saying the league’s lockout should be lifted.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2011

Chicago Bears Fans

Nonprofit Group Asks Judge To End NFL Lockout

A nonprofit group that has been fighting sport work stoppages has weighed in on the NFL court battle, saying ending the lockout is in the best interest of consumers.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2011

John Mara

NFL Owner: Players’ Proposal Could Result In ‘Unregulated System’

New York Giants co-owner John Mara is warning that the players’ strategy in the labor impasse, if successful, would lead to NFL chaos.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2011

Roger Goodell

Mediation Continues With Lockout Back In Place

A day after the NFL Lockout was upheld by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the league’s owner players and the legal teams returned to court for another mediation session.


Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

Mediation To Resume Between NFL And Players

For NFL owners and the players they’ve locked out in this dispute over the division and future of the ever-popular $9 billion business, it’s time to talk again.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

Roger Goodell

Goodell Continues To Stress ‘Not Enough Negotiation’ Is Happening

Commissioner Roger Goodell continues to stress that “not enough negotiation is going on” between the owners and players.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011

David Stern and Derrick Rose

Stern Wants To Keep NBA Labor Talks Out Of Courts

Commissioner David Stern hopes the NBA does not follow the NFL’s lead and keeps its labor dispute with the union out of the courts.


Roger Goodell

Goodell Becoming Frustrated With Stalled Labor Negotiations

There doesn’t seem to be a lot going on with the labor negotiations between the NFL and the players union. And it’s that lack of negotiation that is beginning to frustrate commissioner Roger Goodell.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

2010 NFL Draft

Thompson: Draft Lacking Excitement With No CBA

The 2011 NFL Draft is finally here. All the measuring, timing, testing and workouts are done. It’s time to usher in a fresh, new crop of NFL superstars to a football stadium near you.

670 The Score–04/28/2011

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

No Plans For NFL And Players To Meet Again Until Mid-May

The NFL and it’s players finished their fourth day of court-ordered mediation with what appears to be very little progress being made. And what might be more disheartening is that there are no plans to again until mid-May.


Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

NFL, Players Head To Courtroom On Wednesday

The NFL and players’ union are set to take to a courtroom on Wednesday, for the first meeting between the two sides since the NFL Lockout was officially started.


Chicago Bears (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

HGH Testing Could Be Part Of NFL Labor Deal

While meeting with hundreds of high school students during an assembly about the dangers of performance-enhancing substances, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was asked the following question: