A person familiar with the situation says the NFL and its locked-out officials have resumed talks in an attempt to resolve an impasse that has created a firestorm over the use of replacements refs.
With American Airlines canceling dozens of flights every day, passengers with fall travel plans are confronting an inconvenient question: Should they avoid the nation’s third-largest carrier because labor strife might cause delays and cancelations?
A union representing about 8,500 ground workers at Southwest Airlines and the airline itself are asking federal mediators to break a standoff in contract talks.
Flight attendants must apply by Thursday, and will receive $40,000 in cash. But they will give up all seniority, lose their company-subsidized health benefits, and can’t be rehired. More than 1400 flight attendants have signed up.
Flight attendants at American Eagle, the regional-flying sister to American Airlines, have overwhelmingly approved a new labor contract.
The union is seeking billions of dollars in damages. It claims the NFL set a secret salary cap during the uncapped 2010 season to hold down salaries.
NHL labor talks remain in recess five days after negotiations broke down, and 10 days before the league has threatened to lock out its players.
NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr says labor negotiations have broken off with two weeks to go before the NHL has threatened to lockout its players.
The current agreement expires Sept. 15, when the league has said it will lock out the players if a new deal is not in place.
The NFL players’ union has approved a rule change that will allow one designated player to return from injured reserve and play this season.
The NFL Referees Association was locked out in early June and talks on a new collective bargaining agreement went nowhere.
The National Hockey League Players’ Association has made its first proposal in the latest round of collective bargaining talks with the NHL.