Commissioner David Stern said Tuesday that NBA owners have proposed a “flex cap” system, but players still insist its a hard cap which they won’t agree to.
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 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.
Seven weeks into the NFL lockout, players have an early triumph over the owners in court.
The NFL hasn’t set a deadline for when games would be canceled without a collective bargaining agreement.
The NFL and the players union expected a ruling from a federal judge on a request to immediately halt the current lockout, now in its second month. The two sides continued their court-ordered mediation Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the the attorneys for the NFL players met with the federal magistrate who will oversee court-ordered mediation between the players and the NFL.
The NFL owners and players union could return to mediation sessions as soon as late next week, according to CBSSports.com report.
The NFL players and the owners have officially taken their labor disagreement to court.
Some major participants on both sides won’t be present Wednesday for the first hearing between NFL players and owners since a lockout began.
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.
NFL team owners are now arguing that players failed to bargain in good faith during failed negotiations earlier this month, and that the move to decertify the union was simply a negotiating ploy.
The Chicago Bears took out a full page advertisement in the Wednesday’s Chicago Tribune to urge fans to be patient with the current labor situation and assure them of where the team’s focus rests.
The NFLPA has announced that it informed the NFL, and the teams, that they’ve renounced its status as the exclusive collective bargaining representative of the players of the National Football League.
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.
Back where they started. The NFL and players’ union are once again less than 24 hours away from a work stoppage. While the deadline has already been extended twice, it doesn’t seem like a third time is an option.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith met for four hours on Monday trying to work their way to a new labor agreement.
After twice extending the deadline of the current collective bargaining agreement it’s likely that this week is do or die for the negotiations between the NFL and players’ union.
After extending the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement by 24-hours, the NFL and players’ union have extended it again, this time by seven days.
Thursday afternoon the NFL and players’ union announced a 24-hour extension of the current collective bargaining agreement. The extension opened up the possibility of avoiding a lock out of any length.