One day of owners’ meetings could turn into two. Whether that’s a sign of progress toward the end of the lockout and labor peace is debatable.
The NFL owners got together in Indianapolis on Tuesday to take care of several orders of business. They moved through the on-field business on-field business, leaving them plenty of time to discuss labor strategy.
The NFL owners and players union could return to mediation sessions as soon as late next week, according to CBSSports.com report.
As the impasse between NFL players and owners continues, the owners went ahead with their annual meeting Tuesday and voted for major changes in the kickoff.
The NFL players and owners are currently in a very heated and ugly labor dispute that could put all, or some, of the 2011 season in jeopardy, but caught in the middle of those two sides are the coaches of all 32 teams.
The clock is ticking on the NFL’s current collective bargaining agreement, and as both sides push to get as much as possible before a tough decision needs to be made, the details can get blurry for fans.
With just two weeks left on the current NFL labor deal, progress needs to be made fast. The owners and players union could be making that progress now with a federal mediator in the mix.
While the NFL owners and the NFLPA are inching closer and closer to a lockout for next season, it is easy for fans to feel anger towards a league that is forgetting the people are what made the NFL what it is today.
The day before the Super Bowl, the NFL owners and NFL Players Union will have their representatives sit down for their first formal negotiations since November.
There will be many issues discussed during the negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL owners and NFL Players Association. Not many of them easily understandable for fans.
It was a great season for the Chicago Bears, but a sad week for the family that owns the legendary NFL franchise – and not because it isn’t able to root on Chicago’s favorite team this weekend in Super Bowl XLV.
While teams will be trading hits this weekend in the NFL Playoffs, it appears that lawyers for the NFL owners and Players Union will be doing the same, if they haven’t been already.