June 30, 2011 |
The NBA is in the final hours before the inevitable begins: a lockout. On Wednesday, team owners authorized a lockout if a new collective bargaining agreement isn't in place when the existing agreement expires at midnight Thursday. The final pre-lockout bargaining session between the owners and National Basketball Players Association will take place Thursday in New York. "If no progress is made between the two sides," union chief Billy Hunter told the Sports Business Journal, "then the NBA will impose a lockout.
September 21, 2011 |
NOW THAT the National Football League has settled its labor issues, the season has begun and everything appears right about the league. Almost . . . Last week, 28 former NFL players, including Chuck Bednarik, filed a class-action federal lawsuit against the NFL Players Association, seeking at least $5 million in damages. The lawsuit alleges current players interfered with negotiations on the new collective bargaining agreement and kept money from the retirees. NFLPA spokesman Carl Francis said the union had no comment on the lawsuit.
June 9, 2011 |
TRENTON - New Jersey's Republican governor and Democratic state Senate president reached a deal Wednesday on legislation that would make public employees pay more for pension and health benefits, but Assembly Democrats refused to go along, leaving the bill's prospects in doubt. The deal, which would have to be passed by both houses, is intended to shore up the underfunded systems by requiring bigger contributions from all public workers beginning July 1, a person who has been briefed told the Associated Press.
February 22, 2010 |
The union for Major League Soccer players accused management of failing to bargain seriously but wouldn't say whether it would play under the terms of its expired labor contract. A day after MLS president Mark Abbott went public with the league's offer to start the season next month without a new deal, the union issued a pair of statements that weren't directly responsive and left open the possibility of the league's first strike. "It is unfortunate that MLS doesn't see the modest changes we have proposed as being good for the league, especially since until these changes are made, more and more quality players who should be playing in MLS will not be doing so," MLS Players Union executive director Bob Foose said yesterday in an e-mail to the Associated Press.
June 11, 2005 |
The National Hockey League and the NHL Players' Association ended four days of collective bargaining on a positive note yesterday in New York. "We spent the last four days in small-group meetings continuing to review and negotiate various systemic and economic issues," said Ted Saskin, the union's senior director. "The two sides will resume small-group discussions on Monday in Toronto. " In all, the parties met for 26 hours this week. "There was healthy dialogue, and progress continued to be made on many operational issues relating to a new collective-bargaining agreement," said Bill Daly, the league's executive vice president and chief legal officer.
June 23, 1999 |
If you're too nice, you may have a problem at the office. You might be popular at work if you're agreeable, extroverted and smart. But it's possible to be too agreeable and too extroverted for your own good, say professors at Vanderbilt University. In win-lose bargaining situations - negotiating for a raise, ferreting out a bargain price, or jockeying for power - those traits could help you lose. At Vanderbilt, professors Bruce Barry and Raymond Friedman spent two years studying bargaining-table behavior.
July 12, 1996 |
Baseball owners will go to federal court in one month and attempt to impose their own labor rules on players unless there is a collective-bargaining agreement before then, The Associated Press quoted sources as saying yesterday. Bargaining over the last few months has narrowed the differences, but players and owners failed to meet their informal All-Star Game deadline for a deal. If owners go to court, they will ask U.S. District Judge Sonia Sotomayor for permission to declare an impasse in bargaining and to implement their latest proposal, the AP said.
January 25, 2010 |
The Temple University Health System had no right to phase out a long-standing policy, of paying for the children of hospital employees to attend the school, without first bargaining with the union over the issue, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board has determined. The ruling requires Temple to reinstate the tuition policy it changed in March and reimburse about 150 nurses and other professional staff. Each is owed between $7,000 and $15,000, depending on whether the individual lives in Pennsylvania or out of state, said Bill Cruice, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP)
July 14, 1988 |
Capping a 17-year quest by organized labor, Gov. Casey signed into law yesterday a bill allowing public-employee unions to negotiate contracts requiring nonmembers to pay "fair share" dues. The immediate effects of the legislation, which pertains to all state and school employees covered by bargaining units, will likely be attempts by local teacher unions to reopen school district contracts. "We are looking at possibly reopening contracts," said William Johnson, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania State Education Association.
April 22, 2005 |
A snappy retort followed by a stare-down. That was behind an angry exchange between Jeremy Jacobs, the Boston Bruins' owner, and Bob Goodenow, the NHL Players' Association executive director, which cast a shadow over Tuesday's labor talks in New York. On Wednesday, the league did an about-face during its board of governors meeting, saying it would not start the season this fall with replacement players. The season will begin only with a new collective bargaining agreement, the NHL said.