Labor negotiations

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and NHL Player's Association Executive Director Donald Fehr take part in announcing the return of the World Cup of Hockey in 2016 in Toronto, during a news conference at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. With labor talks having already begun on an informal basis, NHL Commissioner Bettman and union chief Fehr are in agreement in their desire to reboot the World Cup of Hockey tournament. The stumbling block to laying out a long-term calendar of international competition, however, revolves around the hot-button topic of the NHL returning to participate in the Winter Olympics after skipping out on South Korea in 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
June 23, 2019 - 4:39 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — With labor talks having already begun on an informal basis, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and union chief Don Fehr are in favor of rebooting the World Cup of Hockey tournament and holding it every four years. The stumbling block to laying out a long-term calendar...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2017, file photo, Tony Clark, head of the MLB Players Association, stands on the field before the All-Star Futures baseball game in Miami. Union head Tony Clark says he applauds the Toronto Blue Jays’ decision to give minor league players a 50 percent raise and hopes that other clubs will follow suit. Representatives from the players’ association made a scheduled visit to Blue Jays spring training camp Monday, March 18, 2019, a day after The Athletic reported the team planned to provide raises for all minor league players, some of whom made as little as $1,100 per month in recent seasons. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
March 18, 2019 - 9:56 pm
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Union head Tony Clark lauded the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for giving minor league players a 50 percent raise, and he hopes other clubs do the same. Representatives from the players' association visited the Blue Jays spring training camp a day after The Athletic reported the...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Steven Souza Jr. (28) and Eduardo Escobar (5) lead players out of the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 15, 2019 - 1:02 pm
Five seconds hardly seems worth talking about, and in a way it's not. Trimming the time between innings might save a minute or two over the length of a game, but the real heavy lifting toward solving baseball's many issues is still to come. Eliminating one mound visit for the upcoming season isn't...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Major League Baseball and its players' union reached an unprecedented agreement to discuss renegotiating their labor contract that has three seasons remaining, part of a deal that includes modest rule changes for 2020 and drops pitch clocks until 2022 at the earliest. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
March 14, 2019 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players agreed to an unprecedented early start to contract bargaining, a move sparked by union anger that raised the possibility of a return to work stoppages that marred the sport in the late 20th century. MLB and the union announced modest rule...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2011, file photo, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, left, and NFL football Commissioner Roger Goodell speak during a news conference at the NFL Players Association in Washington, after the NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps voted unanimously to approve the terms of a deal with owners to the end the 4½-month lockout. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 10, 2019 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight years ago at this time, when the NFL was hitting a mere 91 and counting, discord between players and owners reached such a fevered state that the league locked out the union. Two years from now, when the NFL heads into its 102nd season, it could happen again. Yes, pro football...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 1966, file photo, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle, left, announces that New Orleans has been awarded the league's 16th franchise during a news conference in New Orleans. Under Rozelle, there were two strikes and three other work stoppages, though only the strikes affected the regular season. And, to be fair, Rozelle was not involved in negotiations with the union, then led by Ed Garvey; the NFL’s management council had full authority. (AP Photo, File)
March 10, 2019 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lombardi Trophy. TV contracts. New stadiums. Huge profits. Those are some two-word phrases that mean the most to NFL owners. Another that should be listed: labor peace. That has not been an easily attained objective, particularly since the NFL Players Association was created in 1956...
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File-This Feb. 8, 2019, file photo shows Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, speaking during a news conference at owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. Major League Baseball and the players' union are near an agreement to expand active rosters by one to 26 starting in 2020 as part of a deal that would include a commitment to discuss larger economic issues after opening day. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
March 05, 2019 - 7:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' union are near an agreement to expand active rosters by one to 26 starting in 2020 as part of a deal that would include a commitment to discuss larger economic issues after opening day this year. As part of the deal, the active limit from Sept...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018, file photo, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference in Omaha, Neb. Baseball players and management appear headed to early labor negotiations that could lead to significant economic changes in the collective bargaining agreement and possibly a new deal past the current expiration of December 2021. Management backed off its desire for a pitch clock this year, putting off most on-field changes to at least 2020. The biggest alterations discussed for this year are a single trade deadline and lowering the number of mound visits without a pitching change. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
February 27, 2019 - 6:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players and management appear headed to early labor negotiations that could lead to significant economic changes in the collective bargaining agreement and possibly a new deal past the current expiration of December 2021. Management backed off its desire for a pitch clock...
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NFL Players Association President Eric Winston, left, talks with Executive Director DeMaurice Smith during a news conference at the media center for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 31, 2019 - 6:48 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two years before the labor agreement with the NFL runs out, the players' union is gathering a war chest it hopes it doesn't need. Union leaders, however, expect a work stoppage in 2021, while not exactly inevitable, will be difficult to avoid. "We feel good where we are, the lines we...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals' Eric Winston (73) throws his gloves to a fan following an NFL preseason football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. Avoiding a work stoppage in 2021 could depend on whether players can secure more guaranteed money in the next collective bargaining negotiations with the NFL. Winston says the best way to ensure more guaranteed money for players is to get them to free agency sooner. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
January 28, 2019 - 9:18 am
Though the next labor fight between the NFL and its players is more than two years off, one issue is already clear. Avoiding a work stoppage in 2021 could depend on whether players can secure more guaranteed money in the next collective bargaining negotiations with the league. "You can't look at it...
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