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Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald. (Getty Images)

Emma: NCAA’s Day Of Reckoning Coming — Just Not Today

In a wild scene on campus Friday, Northwestern football players voted whether to unionize.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

David Stern

NBA Owners, Players Trade Proposals Prior To Friday Meeting

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.


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

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

Judge Lifts NFL Lockout

Seven weeks into the NFL lockout, players have an early triumph over the owners in court.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

Roger Goodell

No Deadline Set For NFL To Cancel Games

The NFL hasn’t set a deadline for when games would be canceled without a collective bargaining agreement.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2011

DeMaurice Smith

NFL, Players Continue Mediation, Judge’s Ruling Could Come Soon

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.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

Members of the NFL Players Association

Attorneys For NFL Players Meet With New Mediator

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.


Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

Report: NFL, Players Union Could Resume Mediation

The NFL owners and players union could return to mediation sessions as soon as late next week, according to report.


DeMaurice Smith

UPDATED: Judge Says Lockout Ruling Could Take ‘A Couple Of Weeks’

The NFL players and the owners have officially taken their labor disagreement to court.


Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

Some Major Players Won’t Be At NFL Hearing

Some major participants on both sides won’t be present Wednesday for the first hearing between NFL players and owners since a lockout began.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

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.


NFL Players Association Representatives

NFL Team Owners: Players Didn’t Bargain In Good Faith

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.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2011

Charles Tillman and Julius Peppers

Ad: ‘Bear With’ The Bears During Labor Strife

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.


Chicago Bears Fans

Football Players’ Union Files For Decertification; Lockout Underway

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.


Chicago Bears Fans

NFL Labor Agreement ‘Could Be Done In Ten Minutes’

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.

670 The Score–03/11/2011

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

Tensions Rise In NFL Labor Talks

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.


DeMaurice Smith

NFL, Players’ Union Meet For Four Hours On Monday

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.


Roger Goodell

NFL Labor Talks Continue, Deadline Looms On Friday

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.


Roger Goodell

NFL And Players Union Agree To 7-Day Extension

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.