June 14, 1995 |
As negotiations continued yesterday on an NBA labor settlement, the possibility remained that owners could lock out players tomorrow if the NBA Finals end here tonight with a victory by Houston. A lockout would throw the league into limbo, because there would be a moratorium on all contract negotiations, trades, free-agent signings, and summer leagues. "It concerns me," 76ers general manager and coach John Lucas said yesterday. "But it's a necessary evil we have to go through.
June 4, 2011 |
NFL players urged a federal appeals court yesterday to declare the lockout illegal, saying the league had no right to impose a work stoppage that is now approaching 3 months with no sign of a deal that will save the 2011 season. In a courtroom packed with some 200 people, including out-of-work players and retirees on folding chairs brought in to handle the crowd, attorneys on both sides of the bitter labor fight got roughly 30 minutes each to make their cases. The appeal centers on the lockout that began hours after months of labor talks fell apart March 11, the players' union dissolved and the fight ended up in federal court.
March 14, 1990 |
A dispute that had locked a Camden County literacy agency out of the Lindenwold Public Library was resolved at last night's library board meeting. Borough librarian Doris Shull would not allow Focus on Literacy, which teaches adults to read and write, to meet in the library March 3 because she had not seen a schedule of the group's training sessions. Focus directors Carol and Michael Wagner and 24 students were locked out. The board had sent the Wagners a letter Feb. 13, asking for the group's March schedule and thought it had received no reply.
November 17, 2004 |
A strong contingent of agents representing fourth-liners to elite multimillionaire hockey players will meet today to discuss the NHL lockout with Bob Goodenow, executive director of the players association. "Any time you can get everyone together like this and give them an update on what is going on, as best as you can, that is always a move in the right direction," Philadelphia-based agent Rick Curran said. "I think it is na?ve for anyone to think that whatever comes out of this meeting will have any impact on the direction the NHLPA is moving, or even management or the discussion itself.
December 31, 2012 |
NEW YORK - The NHL and the players' association are ready to get back to the bargaining table. There were no formal negotiations Sunday, but all signs pointed to talks on Monday in an effort to end the lockout and save the season. "There will be no further face-to-face meetings today," the union said in a statement Sunday. "The plan is for the sides to meet tomorrow. " Those would be the first negotiations since the sides met with a federal mediator Dec. 13. The league and the union had informational discussions - by conference call and in meetings - with staff members that lasted much of Saturday and concluded Sunday.
November 13, 2004 |
As the Flyers hockey season approached, Frank Oliveri was beginning to taste a banner year at his Pat's King of Steaks in South Philadelphia. Then came the labor dispute between team owners and the players union that threatens to wipe out the season. At Pat's, where Rocky - played by Sylvester Stallone - ate a cheesesteak in the blockbuster movie, business has fallen 15 percent to 20 percent below last year's. With professional hockey players sidelined by the lockout, businesses that profit from the hockey season are taking the big hits these days.
December 22, 2012 |
You won't see many Flyers-related gifts under Christmas trees this year. Fans are fed up with the NHL's lockout - the third work stoppage in the last 19 years - and some say they won't watch the sport when the labor dispute ends. As a result, fans seem reluctant to shell out money for gifts connected to hockey. "I will not be back," said Jeff Jenkins, a Richboro resident who sells recognition award programs to businesses and hospitals. "I have done without hockey for three months and have more time for other things now. The league does not deserve my money.
June 13, 1995 |
This is about strategy, timing, legal nuances, business. Even as the Houston Rockets stand on the brink of repeating as champions, it has carefully been floated out there. Lockout. Stories in the Dallas Morning News and the Denver Post indicated that the owners are threatening to impose a lockout of the players immediately after the conclusion of the NBA Finals if a new collective bargaining agreement is not finalized. A lockout could come as early as Thursday, because the Rockets hold a towering 3-0 lead over the Orlando Magic in the best-of-seven series that resumes tomorrow night at the Summit.
July 26, 2000 |
NBA players, from the highest-paid superstar to the lowest-paid rookie, will lose 10 percent of their paychecks for the 2001-02 season. "I think players are going to be really upset when they learn about it," said Orlando's Pat Garrity, who was elected yesterday as the players' union's secretary-treasurer during meetings on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. "Ten percent is a pretty big chunk. " The 10 percent giveback is known as the escrow tax, which the players agreed to during negotiations to end the 1998-99 lockout.
September 29, 1994 |
Maybe an owners lockout of NBA players is really nothing more than just another ugly rumor, but the players association is making contingency plans anyway. If the first work stoppage in league history becomes a reality, the players are considering playing alternative games. "We have some arenas picked out," said former 76ers big man Rick Mahorn, now the New Jersey Nets' player representative. "If there were to be a lockout, we'd have to find some other means of making a living.