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.
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.
Two people familiar with the talks tell The Associated Press that NFL owners and players will resume negotiations early next week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York Giants co-owner John Mara is warning that the players’ strategy in the labor impasse, if successful, would lead to NFL chaos.
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.
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.
Commissioner Roger Goodell continues to stress that “not enough negotiation is going on” between the owners and players.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: