December 6, 1987 |
When the 24-day NFL strike ended in October, the league continued to enforce the provisions of the 1982 contract with one notable exception -- no longer would union dues be subtracted by the teams from players' paychecks and forwarded to the NFL Players Association. Instead, player reps would have to collect the substantial collections -- $2,400 a year for veterans, $2,900 for rookies. From all indications, that's causing some trouble for the NFLPA.
August 23, 1994 |
If federal mediators had hoped to defuse the rhetoric in baseball's collective bargaining dispute, the message was not received. There were more insults than insights Monday, most coming from Donald Fehr, executive director of the striking players union, who said the owners' negotiator, Richard Ravitch, lacked independence and was strictly a "hatchet man" for the owners.
February 1, 1990 |
The chief negotiator for baseball's owners said today that spring training camps will not open unless both sides agree on an outline for a new collective bargaining agreement. Chuck O'Connor, general counsel of the owners' Player Relations Committee, made the statement in response to a question at the end of a nearly two-hour briefing for reporters on the proposal being pushed by the owners. The first players are scheduled to report for spring training Feb. 15.
August 23, 1996 |
The baseball players' union officially rejected the owners' offer on service time Thursday, but management negotiator Randy Levine said he thought the sides had "inched closer" to an agreement. Negotiations have been put on hold again until Monday, giving owners a chance to plan their next move on the pivotal issue of restoring service time for the 75 regular-season days the players were on strike in 1994-95. Management's labor policy committee will meet with Levine by phone today.
March 27, 1992 |
The NFL Players Assn. has voted to sue Warren Moon, Dan Marino and other players for breach of contract, it was learned Thursday. The suits, alleging the athletes made unlawful market-licensing agreements with representatives of the league's 28 club owners, are to be filed Monday in New York or Minneapolis. A source said they will be followed by additional suits against every NFL athlete who, in the last three years, has signed owners' authorizations after first signing player authorizations.
June 12, 2007 |
NFL Hall of Fame members Mike Ditka and Joe DeLamielleure continued their war of words with NFL Players Assn. boss Gene Upshaw on Monday, and introduced hobbled former offensive lineman Brian DeMarco, 35, as a prime example of the union's indifference to the medical needs of scores of ex-players. "This is unacceptable," Ditka thundered at a news conference organized by Gridiron Greats at his Chicago restaurant. "We are past having committees. It's about right versus wrong. Do the right thing.
February 7, 1988 |
David Stern, the National Basketball Assn. commissioner, said Saturday that league owners "are not going to accept an invitation to chaos" in response to the players' union decision to withdraw from the collective bargaining process. On Friday, player representatives from the league's 23 teams accepted a plan to not certify the union, which would eliminate the union as the exclusive collective bargaining agent for the players.
August 21, 2012 |
Michael Weiner, the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Assn., has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, the MLBPA announced Tuesday. In a statement, the union said Weiner began treatment on Monday. The treatments are expected to last for about a month, with Weiner expected to report to work daily during that time, according to the statement. "He looks forward to making a full recovery," the statement read. Weiner, 50, succeeded Donald Fehr as leader of the players union in 2009 and negotiated a new collective bargaining agreement last year, helping baseball keep labor peace even as strife hit the NFL and NHL. Weiner is extremely popular within the sport, even among his professional adversaries at the commissioner's office.
January 28, 1995
It looks as if there will be a baseball season after all. The players' union will be bringing in replacement owners. DWIGHT CATES Ventura The baseball owners are wrong again if they really believe the fans are going to give a damn who wins a World Series pitting the New York Has-Beens against the L.A. Scabs. BURT PRELUTSKY North Hills
October 3, 1987
I just hope the NBA--management and players--show more respect for the fans. In my opinion, neither the NFL owners nor the players' union is truly concerned about the fans. In any event, if and when they solve this thing, I will not attend a professional football game for a year. KELVIN FILER Compton