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Tag Archives: MLS Labor dispute

MLS, Players Union Reach Deal On New Collective Bargaining Agreement

Posted on by Randy Capps

It’s game on for Major League Soccer in 2010. In a teleconference at around 1 p.m., MLS and its players’ union announced the agreement on a new five-year collective bargaining agreement. Details haven’t really been released yet, but it appears … Continue reading

MLS Labor Dispute – Players Up The Ante

Posted on by Randy Capps

If you thought that MLS and its players union had until March 25 to avert a work stoppage and get a new collective bargaining agreement done, the timetable has moved up a bit. Multiple reports, quoting sources close to the … Continue reading

MLS Labor Dispute – An Owner Strikes Back

Posted on by Randy Capps

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve read with interest as players have sounded off about the ongoing labor dispute between owners and players. Today, the owners strike back. AEG chief executive Tim Leiweke spoke at length with the Los … Continue reading

MLS, Players Union Staring at March 25 Deadline

Posted on by Randy Capps

Landon Donovan took a plane from London to Los Angeles on Sunday, wrapping up his 10-week loan spell with Everton. After hitting an In-N-Out, he’ll be getting set to start the MLS season with the Galaxy. Maybe. As I’m sure … Continue reading

MLS, Players Union Still Talking…For Now

Posted on by Randy Capps

After a couple of days worth of meetings in Washington D.C. with federal mediator George H. Cohen, Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union agree on only one thing: There isn’t a work stoppage. Right now. Here’s the net … Continue reading

Donovan Asks Galaxy To Extend Everton Loan

Posted on by Randy Capps

According to multiple reports, Landon Donovan is asking his MLS employers, the L.A. Galaxy, to extend his loan stay at Everton. “I have told Galaxy what I want; they know what’s going on and I speak to my manager there … Continue reading

MLS, Players Union Agree To Mediation

Posted on by Randy Capps

On Friday afternoon, Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union announced that they will meet next week in Washington D.C. to resume labor negociations. And they’ve accepted an offer of mediation from George H. Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation … Continue reading

Garber confident that MLS will avoid work stoppage

Posted on by Randy Capps

Is it posturing, or is it genuine optimism? Hard to say, but Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber likes his league’s chances of starting the 2010 season without either a lockout or strike. He spoke at the SoccerEx convention in … Continue reading

MLS, Union Playing The Waiting Game

Posted on by Randy Capps

The MLS season opener is 24 days away, and as of right now, it’s going ahead as scheduled. Of course, the “as of right now” part of that sentence is key. The collective bargaining agreement expired last month and it’s … Continue reading

Labor Woes Pushing MLS to the Brink

Posted on by Randy Capps

The Major League Soccer season is scheduled to start on March 25 when the Seattle Sounders host the expansion Philadelphia Union. Of course, with the owners and players trying to hammer out an collective bargaining agreement to replace the one … Continue reading