collective bargaining agreement
Talks between the NHL and the players’ association have resumed, the third straight day the sides are meeting in an effort to end the lockout. Thursday marks the 54th day of the lockout.
Major League Baseball players have ratified a five-year collective bargaining agreement that runs through the 2016 season and ensures 21 consecutive years of labor peace.
Negotiators for NBA owners and players will likely meet again next week. And the league will have to offer something different to interest the players.
Union chief Billy Hunter says owners are locking out players after failing to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, potentially putting the 2011-12 season in jeopardy.
NBA owners and players are scheduled to meet again Tuesday, a session that Commissioner David Stern indicated would be critical in gauging whether a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached before the current deal expires June 30.
Concerns about injuries make the league’s push to switch to an 18-game regular season a major sticking point in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.