Labor negotiations

File-This Nov. 1, 2018 file photo shows, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announcing that the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the 2022 NBA All Star game in Cleveland. Off the court the league is going through a lot of change. President Lisa Borders stepped down at the end of the season. The next two top executives also left during the course of the year, leaving a void at the top of the longest running professional women's sports league. "We're using a professional search firm," Silver said of finding the next president. "We had a lot of interest from people who know the league and contacted us directly and the search firm has a pretty significant pool of candidates." (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
December 28, 2018 - 4:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As 2018 closes, the WNBA is at a crossroads. The play on the court has never been better, with Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird leading the Seattle Storm to a championship. Most of the playoff positions weren't decided until the final days of the season. Television ratings were up more...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 3, 1999 file photo, members of the Cuban baseball team carry their country's flag onto the field after a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Major League Baseball, its players’ association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island nation to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on for decades. The agreement runs through Oct. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
December 19, 2018 - 7:51 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Major League Baseball, its players' association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on for decades. The agreement,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike looks toward the scoreboard after receiving treatment for a cut on the face during the second half in Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals against the Minnesota Lynx in Los Angeles. The WNBA players have opted out of the current collective bargaining agreement that runs through October 2021, allows the players' union to start negotiating the new one now. "We look forward to our upcoming discussions and negotiating a new agreement with the league," the players' union, led by Ogwumike, said in a statement. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
November 01, 2018 - 8:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA players have exercised their right to terminate their collective bargaining agreement after the 2019 season, cutting the deal short by two years. The current labor contract started on March 5, 2014, and had been scheduled to run through October 2021 or the day after the last...
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September 05, 2018 - 11:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball players' association made the second high-profile addition to its staff in a less than a month, hiring Gary Sheffield business lawyer Xavier James as deputy chief operating officer. James will report to Kevin McGuiness, the union's chief operating officer since January...
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FILE - In a Monday, April 5, 2004 file photo, riders wait to board an arriving train at the D.C. Metro Center, in Washington. Metro’s largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a potential transit system strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation’s capital for the July 17, 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Union leaders said they would wait on Monday’s expected response from Metro’s management after Sunday’s vote authorizing a strike. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
July 16, 2018 - 5:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-simmering dispute between Washington's Metro administration and its largest union has publicly escalated into threats of a strike just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation's capital for Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Members of the Amalgamated...
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Members of the the Culinary Union paint a wall at a union hall Friday, June 1, 2018, in Las Vegas. Caesars Entertainment and the union have reached a tentative labor agreement on Friday that would cover about a quarter of the 50,000 casino-hotel workers that are threatening to strike in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 01, 2018 - 7:01 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A union for casino workers and one of the largest resort operators in Las Vegas reached a tentative labor agreement Friday that would cover about a quarter of the 50,000 employees threatening the first citywide strike in more than 30 years. The new five-year deal with Caesars...
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Members of the the Culinary Union carry signs at a union hall Friday, June 1, 2018, in Las Vegas. Caesars Entertainment and the union have reached a tentative labor agreement on Friday that would cover about a quarter of the 50,000 casino-hotel workers that are threatening to strike in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 01, 2018 - 6:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a possible strike by tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A union representing the Las Vegas casino workers who have reached a tentative labor agreement with Caesars Entertainment says specific details won't be released until...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:03 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks rise NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are higher in midday trading on Wall Street. Energy companies are rising along with the price of oil and smaller, more U.S.-focused companies are climbing. Homebuilders are up following a report that sales increased in February. Cereal...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to Finance State Secretary Jens Spahn during a meeting of the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin. Chancellor Angela Merkel is preparing to name her ministerial team for a new German government on Sunday evening, Feb. 25, 2018, amid reports that she plans to promote 37-year-old Jens Spahn, a leading advocate of a more conservative approach. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 1:00 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel named an ambitious young conservative Sunday as health minister in Germany's new government, signaling a desire to integrate critics as she embarks on her fourth term. Merkel had pledged to put fresh faces in her Cabinet after reaching a coalition deal this...
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FIEL - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association, answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. Clark sadi Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, that the number of rebuilding teams and unsigned free agents in a historically slow market “threatens the very integrity of our game.” Just 53 of 166 players who exercised their free agency rights last November had announced agreements entering Tuesday, down from 99 of 158 at a similar time last year. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
February 08, 2018 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball players' union will open its own spring training camp for the first time since the end of the 1994-95 strike, inviting free agents to work out at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Union head Tony Clark said Thursday the camp will open Tuesday and run into March...
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